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palpitate (v.)

"to beat or pulse rapidly, to throb," 1620s, from Latin palpitatus, past participle of palpitare "to throb, flutter" (see palpable). Related: Palpitated; palpitating.

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Definitions of palpitate

palpitate (v.)
cause to throb or beat rapidly;
Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart
palpitate (v.)
shake with fast, tremulous movements;
His nostrils palpitated
Synonyms: quiver / quake
palpitate (v.)
beat rapidly;
His heart palpitated
Synonyms: flutter
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