palpitation

[ pal-pi-tey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. the act of palpitating.

  2. an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart.

Origin of palpitation

1
1595–1605; <Latin palpitātiōn- (stem of palpitātiō) a throbbing. See palpitate, -ion

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