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Adjective: palpitating  'pal-pu,tey-ting
  1. Having a slight and rapid trembling motion
    "my palpitating heart";
    - palpitant
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

See also: unsteady

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

Encyclopedia: Palpitating