palpitant

adjective

pal·​pi·​tant ˈpal-pə-tənt How to pronounce palpitant (audio)
: marked by trembling or throbbing

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palpitant was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Palpitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palpitant. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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