Jactation
Jactation Jac*ta"tion (j[a^]k*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. jactatio, fr. jactare: af. F. jactation. See {Jactancy}.] A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation. --Sir. W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

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  • jactation — noun boast, boastfulness, brag, braggadocio, braggardism, conceit, fanfaronade, gasconade, jactitation, ostentation, pretension, rodomontade, self glorification, swagger, swank, vainglory, vanity, vaunt, venditation Burton s Legal Thesaurus.… …   Law dictionary

  • jactation — [ʒaktɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. V. 1560, Paré; lat. jactatio « action de jeter, de ballotter de ci de là, gestes désordonnés, agitation », de jactatum, supin de jactare « jeter de côté et d autre, agiter, gesticuler », fréquentatif de jacere « jeter ». → …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jactation — [jak tā′shən] n. [L jactatio, a throwing, boasting < jactare: see JET1] 1. Rare the act of bragging 2. Med. JACTITATION (sense 3) …   English World dictionary

  • jactation — (ja kta sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Terme de médecine. Agitation continuelle qui oblige un malade à changer sans cesse de position dans son lit. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Sans grande douleur, sans jactation du corps et inquietude,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • jactation — /jak tay sheuhn/, n. 1. boasting; bragging. 2. Pathol. a restless tossing of the body. [1570 80; < L jactation (s. of jactatio) bragging, equiv. to jactat(us) (ptp. of jactare, freq. of jacere to throw) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • jactation — noun a) A tossing or shaking of the body; physical agitation, especially while asleep or confined to bed by ilness; jactitation. The projicient hath the stone in his hand, and with force and violence throws his arm, with which jactation the stone …   Wiktionary

  • jactation — jac·ta·tion (jak taґshən) jactitation …   Medical dictionary

  • jactation — n. boastfulness, bragging; restlessness, tossing back and forth (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jactation — jac·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • jactation — jac•ta•tion [[t]dʒækˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. pat an abnormally restless tossing of the body • Etymology: 1570–80; < L jactātiō shaking, jolting …   From formal English to slang

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