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festination

[fes-tuh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfɛs təˈneɪ ʃən/
noun, Pathology
1.
a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin festinātiōn- (stem of festinātiō) a hastening. See festinate, -ion
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  • These are shuffling gaits and the way that they walk, faster and faster is called festination.
British Dictionary definitions for festination

festination

/ˌfɛstɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson's disease
Word Origin
C16: from Latin festīnātiō, from festīnāre to hasten
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festination in Medicine

festination fes·ti·na·tion (fěs'tə-nā'shən)
n.
The acceleration of gait noted in Parkinsonism and similar disorders.

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