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palpitant

[pal-pi-tuh nt] /ˈpæl pɪ tənt/
adjective
1.
affected or characterized by palpitation.
Origin
1835-1840
1835-40; < Latin palpitant- (stem of palpitāns), present participle of palpitāre. See palpitate, -ant
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Word Origin and History for palpitant
adj.

1837, from French palpitant (early 16c.), from Latin palpitantem, present participle of palpitare "to move frequently and swiftly, tremble, throb," frequentative of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)).

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