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[pal-pi-teyt] /ˈpæl pɪˌteɪt/

verb (used without object), palpitated, palpitating.
to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter:
His heart palpitated wildly.
to pulsate; quiver; throb; tremble.
verb (used with object), palpitated, palpitating.
to cause to pulsate or tremble.
verb (intransitive)
(of the heart) to beat with abnormal rapidity
to flutter or tremble

1620s, from Latin palpitatus, past participle of palpitare “to throb, flutter” (see palpitation). Related: Palpitated; palpitating.


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