[ fes-tuh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌfɛs təˈneɪ ʃən /
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a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases.
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Example sentences from the Web for festination
Trepidation, and at the same time festination, have beguiled me, and the similitude of the boxes has deceived me.Human Animals|Frank Hamel
Perhaps Mr. Loudon, in his eager festination for a crop, may have determined to bury in quicklime.Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)|A Sexton of the Old School
British Dictionary definitions for festination
/ (ˌfɛstɪˈneɪʃən) /
an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson's disease
Word Origin for festination
C16: from Latin festīnātiō, from festīnāre to hasten
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Medical definitions for festination
[ fĕs′tə-nā′shən ]
The acceleration of gait noted in Parkinsonism and similar disorders.
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