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