palpitate
intransitive verb (-tated; -tating) Etymology: Latin palpitatus, past participle of palpitare, frequentative of palpare to stroke Date: circa 1623 to beat rapidly and strongly ; throbpalpitation noun

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  • Palpitate — Pal pi*tate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Palpitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palpitating}.] [L. palpitare, palpitatum, v. intens. fr. pappare. See {Palpable}.] To beat rapidly and more strongly than usual; to throb; to bound with emotion or exertion; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palpitate — index beat (pulsate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • palpitate — (v.) 1620s, from L. palpitatus, pp. of palpitare (see PALPITATION (Cf. palpitation)). Related: Palpitated; palpitating …   Etymology dictionary

  • palpitate — beat, throb, *pulsate, pulse Analogous words: vibrate, oscillate, fluctuate, *swing, sway …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • palpitate — [v] beat at a rapid pace, like a heart flutter, pitpat*, pitter patter*, pound, pulsate, pulse, quiver, shiver, throb, tremble, vibrate; concepts 152,308 Ant. be still …   New thesaurus

  • palpitate — ► VERB 1) (of the heart) beat rapidly or irregularly. 2) shake; tremble. ORIGIN Latin palpitare tremble, throb …   English terms dictionary

  • palpitate — [pal′pə tāt΄] vi. palpitated, palpitating [< L palpitatus, pp. of palpitare, freq. of palpare, to feel, stroke: see PALPABLE] 1. to beat rapidly or flutter: said esp. of heart action that one is conscious of 2. to throb; tremble palpitant… …   English World dictionary

  • palpitate — UK [ˈpælpɪteɪt] / US [ˈpælpɪˌteɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms palpitate : present tense I/you/we/they palpitate he/she/it palpitates present participle palpitating past tense palpitated past participle palpitated 1) if your heart palpitates,… …   English dictionary

  • palpitate — verb Palpitate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑heart …   Collocations dictionary

  • palpitate — [[t]pæ̱lpɪteɪt[/t]] palpitates, palpitating, palpitated 1) VERB If someone s heart palpitates, it beats very fast in an irregular way, because they are frightened or anxious. He felt suddenly faint, and his heart began to palpitate. Syn: pound 2) …   English dictionary

  • palpitate — verb 1) her heart began to palpitate Syn: beat rapidly, pound, throb, pulsate, pulse, thud, thump, hammer, race 2) palpitating with terror Syn: tremble, quiver, quake …   Thesaurus of popular words

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