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palpitate

pal·pi·tate

palpitate

 
 
pronunciation:
pael pih teIt
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: palpitated, palpitates, palpitating
definition 1: of the heart, to pulsate rapidly; flutter; quiver.
He could feel his heart palpitate as he hid in terror behind the curtain.
definition 2: to shake, throb, or tremble.
The leaves palpitated with the wind.
derivation: palpitatingly (adv.)
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The word palpitate contains the following part:
palp Latin root that means touch