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jactitation

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noun jac·ti·ta·tion \ˌjak-tə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of jactitation

  1. :  a tossing to and fro or jerking and twitching of the body



Origin of jactitation

Late Latin jactitation-, jactitatio, from jactitare, frequentative of Latin jactare to throw — more at jet


First Known Use: 1665


Medical Dictionary

jactitation

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noun jac·ti·ta·tion \ˌjak-tə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of jactitation

  1. :  a tossing to and fro or jerking and twitching of the body or its parts :  excessive restlessness especially in certain psychiatric disorders

  2. jac·ti·tate \ˈjak-tə-ˌtāt\play transitive verb, jac·ti·tat·ed jac·ti·tat·ing




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