Definition for PAL'PI-TATE

PAL'PI-TATE, v.i. [L. palpito, from palpo. Palpito illustrates the primary sense of palpo.]

To beat gently; to beat, as the heart; to flutter, that is, to move with little throws; as we say, to go pit a pat; applied particularly to a preternatural or excited movement of the heart.

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