jactation

jactation

[jak-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
boasting; bragging.
2.
Pathology. a restless tossing of the body.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin jactātiōn- (stem of jactātiō) bragging, equivalent to jactāt(us) (past participle of jactāre, frequentative of jacere to throw) + -iōn- -ion

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jactation (dʒækˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  rare the act of boasting
2.  pathol another word for jactitation
 
[C16: from Latin jactātiō bragging, from jactāre to flourish, from jacere to throw]

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