Definition of palpitate
- My heart began to palpitate when I was announced as the winner.
My heart began to palpitate when I was announced as the winner.
the man's heart began to palpitate, and he feared another attack was coming on
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First Known Use: circa 1623See Words from the same year
of the heart : to beat quickly and strongly and often in a way that is not regular because of excitement, nervousness, etc.
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