Definition of palpate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

palpate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pælˈpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pælˈpeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they palpate
BrE BrE//pælˈpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pælˈpeɪt//
 
he / she / it palpates
BrE BrE//pælˈpeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pælˈpeɪts//
 
past simple palpated
BrE BrE//pælˈpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pælˈpeɪtɪd//
 
past participle palpated
BrE BrE//pælˈpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pælˈpeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form palpating
BrE BrE//pælˈpeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pælˈpeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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palpate something (medical) to examine part of the body by touching it Word Origin mid 19th cent. (earlier (late 15th cent.) as palpation): from Latin palpat- ‘touched gently’, from the verb palpare.
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