verb (used without object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.
verb (used with object), pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM palpitatepal·pi·tat·ing·ly, adverbun·pal·pi·tat·ing, adjective
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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)
What are some synonyms for palpitate?
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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
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Which of the following words is a synonym of palpitate?
D. all of the above
Example sentences 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