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palpitations

noun [plural]     /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.The circulatory system and bloodMaking short, sudden movements have palpitations humorous to be very shocked : My mother will have palpitations when she sees my new boyfriend .Surprised
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