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palpate (v.)

"examine by touch," by 1838, a back-formation from palpation, or else from Latin palpatus, past participle of palpare "to touch" (see palpable). Related: Palpated; palpating.

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Definitions of palpate from WordNet

palpate (v.)
examine (a body part) by palpation;
The nurse palpated the patient's stomach
Synonyms: feel
From wordnet.princeton.edu