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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Definitions for jactation

  1. A restless tossing of the body.
  2. Boasting; bragging.

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Citations for jactation
As Denis sat alone in the silent, cabined space of his compartment, tossed this way and that by the jactation, he felt suddenly that the grinding wheels of the train spoke to him. A. J. Cronin, Hatter's Castle
There are crises of convulsions, violent shouting, loud weeping, violent jactation, fainting, and semi-coma. William Gilman Thompson, The occupational diseases: their causation, symptoms, treatment and prevention
Origin of jactation
1570-1580
Jactation derives from the Latin jactatare, "to throw."