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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jactation  \Jac*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  jactatio,  fr  jactare:  af  F. 
  jactation.  See  {Jactancy}.] 
  A  throwing  or  tossing  of  the  body;  a  shaking  or  agitation. 
  --Sir.  W.  Temple. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jactation 
  n  :  (pathology)  extremely  restless  tossing  and  twitching  usually 
  by  a  person  with  a  severe  illness  [syn:  {jactitation}] 




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