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 palpitating
I saw my soul a second time to-day; it was no longer the bubble, blown large, palpitating.The Journal of Arthur Stirling|Upton Sinclair
A palpitating chorus of frogs rose from the invisible streams.The Happy End|Joseph Hergesheimer
Now he touched the gun with palpitating hands, but he did not pick it up.The Dead Command|Vicente Blasco Ibez
He found the piece great, mobile, and palpitating, and he was not ashamed.Fairfax and His Pride|Marie Van Vorst
With palpitating hearts and loud cries we ran towards the house, alarmed the family, and told them our trouble.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
British Dictionary definitions for palpitating
Word Origin for palpitate
Word Origin and History for palpitating
1620s, from Latin palpitatus, past participle of palpitare "to throb, flutter" (see palpitation). Related: Palpitated; palpitating.