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Meaning of palpitate

pal•pi•tate

Pronunciation: (pal'pi-tāt"), [key]
— v., -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter: His heart palpitated wildly.
  2. to pulsate; quiver; throb; tremble.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to pulsate or tremble.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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