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Verb: palpitate  'pal-pi,teyt
  1. Cause to throb or beat rapidly
    "Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"
     
  2. Shake with fast, tremulous movements
    "His nostrils palpitated";
    - quiver, quake
     
  3. Beat rapidly
    "His heart palpitated";
    - flutter

Derived forms: palpitated, palpitates, palpitating

Type of: agitate, beat, pound, shake, thump, tremble

Encyclopedia: Palpitate