jactation

[ jak-tey-shuh n ]
/ dʒækˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. jacquard, joseph marie,
  2. jacqueline,
  3. jacquerie,
  4. jacques,
  5. jacques bonhomme,
  6. jactitation,
  7. jaculate,
  8. jaculatory,
  9. jaculiferous,
  10. jacuzzi

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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