present tense third-person singular of palpitate
as in throbs
to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner the man's heart began to palpitate, and he feared another attack was coming on

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“Palpitates.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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