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Definition of palpitate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they palpitate
he / she / it palpitates
past simple palpitated
-ing form palpitating
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(of the heart) to beat rapidly and/or in an irregular way, especially because of fear or excitement
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