palpitate








verb (used without object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.

  1. to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter: His heart palpitated wildly.
  2. to pulsate; quiver; throb; tremble.

verb (used with object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.

  1. to cause to pulsate or tremble.

verb (intr)

  1. (of the heart) to beat with abnormal rapidity
  2. to flutter or tremble

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

49 queries 1.249