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palpitant Line breaks: pal¦pi|tant
Pronunciation: /ˈpalpɪt(ə)nt/

Definition of palpitant in English:


Palpitating: they were all palpitant with curiosity about Sally
More example sentences
  • Union between the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches has been in a palpitant state of slow motion for six years.
  • Our palpitant Editor was vaguely aware of some kind of sensation playing upon his arm but he was too excited to care.


Mid 19th century: from French, present participle of palpiter, from Latin palpitare 'continue to pat'.

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