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palpitate

verb

1 palpitate

Cause to throb or beat rapidly.



2 palpitate

Shake with fast, tremulous movements:
— His nostrils palpitated.

synonyms: quake, quiver.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Dutch: lillen

3 palpitate

Beat rapidly:
— His heart palpitated.

synonym: flutter.


Moby thesaurus: beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, bicker, dance, drum, fidget, flap, flick, flicker, flip, flip out, flit, flitter, flop, flutter, freak out on, get high on, glow, go pitapat ... show more.

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