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jactation

[jak-tey-shuh n] /dʒækˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
boasting; bragging.
2.
Pathology. a restless tossing of the body.
Origin of jactation
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin jactātiōn- (stem of jactātiō) bragging, equivalent to jactāt(us) (past participle of jactāre, frequentative of jacere to throw) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for jactation

jactation

/dʒækˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
(rare) the act of boasting
2.
(pathol) another word for jactitation (sense 3)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin jactātiō bragging, from jactāre to flourish, from jacere to throw
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