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palpitationsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌpæl.pɪˈteɪ.ʃənz/  us   /ˌpæl.pəˈteɪ.ʃənz/
a ​condition in which ​yourheartbeats 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.
(Definition of palpitations from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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palpitationsplural noun

 us   /ˌpæl·pəˈteɪ·ʃənz/
fast and ​strongbeating of the ​heart
(Definition of palpitations from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “palpitations”
in Chinese (Simplified) (心脏的)悸动…
in Chinese (Traditional) (心臟的)悸動…
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