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jactation

[jak-tey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. boasting; bragging.
  2. Pathology. a restless tossing of the body.
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Origin of jactation

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

noun
  1. rare the act of boasting
  2. pathol another word for jactitation (def. 3)
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Word Origin

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