[pal-pi-tuh nt] /ˈpæl pɪ tənt/

affected or characterized by .

1837, from French palpitant (early 16c.), from Latin palpitantem, present participle of palpitare “to move frequently and swiftly, tremble, throb,” frequentative of palpare “to touch” (see feel (v.)).


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