verb (used with object), pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing.
Origin of palpate1
Definition for palpate (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for palpate
Before we necessarily had breasts, we were instructed to palpate the diseased, curvaceous effigy to feel for lumps.
The swelling is usually sessile, but may be pedunculated; it is usually possible to palpate the edges of the gap in the bones.
It is better then to palpate for the brachial as it lies beneath the inner edge of the biceps muscle.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for palpate (1 of 2)
Word Origin for palpate
British Dictionary definitions for palpate (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for palpate
"examine by touch," c.1850, a back-formation from palpation, or else from Latin palpatus, past participle of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)). Related: Palpated; palpating.