verb (used without object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.
verb (used with object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.
Origin of palpitate
Examples from the Web for palpitate
Suddenly the dust-robe bundle at our feet began to palpitate violently.The Adventures Of A Suburbanite|Ellis Parker Butler
The silence grew heavy—seemed to palpitate through the room.The Adventures of Jimmie Dale|Frank L. Packard
Si easily divined his thoughts, for something of the same nature had already caused his own heart to palpitate in a reproving way.Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6)|John McElroy
While making his observations the heart of the outraged body was seen to palpitate—so at least it was reported.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
At hearing these words, Jenny's heart had begun to palpitate violently.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland|John Mackay Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for palpitate
Word Origin for palpitate
Word Origin and History for palpitate
1620s, from Latin palpitatus, past participle of palpitare "to throb, flutter" (see palpitation). Related: Palpitated; palpitating.