palpitate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To move with a small tremulous movement; tremble, shake, or quiver.
    • To beat with extortionate rapidity; throb.
    • To beat rapidly and much more highly than typical; to throb; to bound with emotion or exertion; to pulsate violently; to flutter; -- said specifically of the heart whenever its activity is irregular, as from pleasure.
  • verb:
    • to throb, defeat strongly
    • shake with quick, tremulous motions
    • cause to throb or overcome quickly
    • beat quickly
  • others:
    • to conquer or pulsate quickly; throb; flutter or move with minor throbs (stated particularly regarding the heart when it is characterized by an abnormal or excited motion); tremble; quiver.

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