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jactation

[ jak-tey-shuhn ]
/ dʒækˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

boasting; bragging.
Pathology. a restless tossing of the body.

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Origin of jactation

First recorded in 1570–80; from 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

rare the act of boasting
pathol another word for jactitation (def. 3)

Word Origin for jactation

C16: from Latin jactātiō bragging, from jactāre to flourish, from jacere to throw
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