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English definition of “palpitate”

palpitate

verb [I] uk   /ˈpæl.pɪ.teɪt/ us    /-pə-/
(of the heart) to beat very fast and in a way that is not regular: My heart was palpitating with fear.The circulatory system and bloodMaking short, sudden movements
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