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jitters

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noun plural jit·ters \ˈjit-ərz\

Medical Definition of jitters

  1. :  a state of extreme nervousness or nervous shaking

jitter \ˈjit-ər\play intransitive verb
jitteriness \ˈjit-ə-rē-nəs\play noun
jittery adjective




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