- affected or characterized by palpitation.
Origin of palpitant
Examples from the Web for palpitant
Swooned the sound on the wide lagoons into palpitant silence.Poems
William D. Howells
But love, real love, dewy and palpitant and tender, you do not know.The House of Pride
I was palpitant with apprehension, as who similarly placed would not have been?Fibble, D. D.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
The palpitant desire of all nature in the spring thrilled through his heart.Heart of the Blue Ridge
He was hatless and coatless, and palpitant with the excitement of the sport.The Arrival of Jimpson
Ralph Henry Barbour
Word Origin and History for palpitant
1837, from French palpitant (early 16c.), from Latin palpitantem, present participle of palpitare "to move frequently and swiftly, tremble, throb," frequentative of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)).