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palpitations

noun [plural] uk   /ˌpæl.pɪˈteɪ.ʃənz/ us    /-pə-/
a condition in which your heart beats too quickly or not regularly: He ended up in hospital with heart palpitations. have palpitations humorous to be very shocked: My mother will have palpitations when she sees my new boyfriend.
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