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restless tossing to and fro in acute illness.
1. A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
2. Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
jac·ti·ta·tion, jactation (jak'ti-tā'shŭn, jak-tāshŭn)
Extreme restlessness or tossing about from side to side.
[L. jactatio, a tossing, fr. jacto, pp. -atus, to throw]
1. The extreme restlessness and tossing of delirium.
2. Sudden, irregular jerking or twitching. From the Latin jactitare, to throw out or to make a display.