jactation

[ jak-tey-shuh n ]
/ dʒækˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

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

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

/ (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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