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palpitation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Palpitation  \Pal`pi*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  palpitatio:  cf  F. 
  palpitation.] 
  A  rapid  pulsation;  a  throbbing;  esp.,  an  abnormal,  rapid 
  beating  of  the  heart  as  when  excited  by  violent  exertion, 
  strong  emotion,  or  by  disease. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  palpitation 
  n  1:  a  rapid  and  irregular  heart  beat 
  2:  a  shaky  motion;  "the  shaking  of  his  fingers  as  he  lit  his 
  pipe"  [syn:  {shaking},  {shakiness},  {tremor},  {trembling}, 
  {quiver},  {quivering},  {vibration}] 




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