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palpitate

[pal′pitāt]
Etymology: L, palpitare, to flutter
to pulsate rapidly, as in the unusually fast beating of the heart under various conditions of stress and in certain heart problems.

pal·pi·tate

(pal'pi-tāt)
1. To beat with excessive rapidity; throb, as in the rapid beating of the heart during periods of stress or specified heart conditions.
2. To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
[L. palpito, to pulsate]

palpitate

(păl′pĭ-tāt) [L. palpitatus, throbbing]
1. To cause to throb.
2. To throb or beat intensely or rapidly, usually said of the heart.
References in classic literature ?
The air of the sleeping-chamber seemed to palpitate with the hopeless passion of the girls.
The thin cotton sleeve fitted the irreproach able roundness of her arm like a skin; and her very dress, stretched on her bust, seemed to palpitate like a living tissue with the strength of vitality ani mating her body.
This Marathon confirms that Nabatieh still palpitates with life, a thing which makes our country a more vibrant nation," Jaber added.