verb (used with object), pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing.
Origin of palpate1
Examples from the Web for palpated
A week later the wound track could be palpated as an evident hard continuous cord.
Except in thin subjects, the constituent elements of the hip-joint cannot be palpated through the skin.
No exit wound discovered, and no track could be palpated between the two openings, which were both circular and depressed.
The empty glenoid may sometimes be palpated from the axilla.
The end of the diaphysis may be palpated through the skin in front.
British Dictionary definitions for palpated (1 of 2)
Word Origin for palpate
British Dictionary definitions for palpated (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for palpated
"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.