verb (used without object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.
verb (used with object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.
- palpebral fissure,
- palpebronasal fold,
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
Word Origin for palpitate
1620s, from Latin palpitatus, past participle of palpitare "to throb, flutter" (see palpitation). Related: Palpitated; palpitating.