Origin of palpitate
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OTHER WORDS FROM palpitatepal·pi·tat·ing·ly, adverbun·pal·pi·tat·ing, adjective
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MORE ABOUT PALPITATE
What does palpitate mean?
Palpitate means to pulse, throb, or tremble.
The word palpitate is most commonly used in the context of the beating of the heart. When your heart palpitates, it beats more quickly or in a fluttering way.
A heart palpitation is an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart. Heart palpitations typically involve the heart beating hard and faster, and they may also involve an irregularity in rhythm.
Less commonly, palpitate can mean to make thob or tremble.
The noun palpitation can also refer to the act, process, or an instance of palpitating.
Example: My doctor said my heart may be palpitating due to a combination of stress and too much caffeine.
Where does palpitate come from?
The first records of palpitate come from the 1620s. It comes from the Latin verb palpitāre, meaning “to pulsate.”
Any time your heart beats faster or irregularly it can be said to be palpitating. This can happen due to strenuous exercise, anxiety, illness, or as a side effect of a medication. The caffeine in things like coffee and cola has been known to make people’s hearts palpitate. Other times, your heart might palpitate upon seeing your crush or realizing you’re about to get in trouble.
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What are some other forms related to palpitate?
- palpitatingly (adverb)
- unpalpitating (adjective)
- palpitation (noun)
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How is palpitate used in real life?
Palpitate is usually used in the context of the heart beating faster or irregularly for some reason.
I just read a post about ghosting in relationships and I felt my heart palpitate because I know it is a horrible thing to go through
— IG:kimela (@sleepduchess) September 25, 2020
Try using palpitate!
Which of the following words is a synonym of palpitate?
D. all of the above
How to use palpitate in a sentence
The air of the sleeping-chamber seemed to palpitate with the hopeless passion of the girls.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
The appearance of beauty has inflamed my senses and made my heart palpitate.The Barber of Paris|Charles Paul de Kock
They seem to palpitate in sympathy with the deeds they witness, instead of being mere scenic backgrounds.
On rugged cliffs and amongst bristling bush the heart of Anzac began to palpitate with power and life.Australia in Arms|Phillip F.E. Schuler
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