early 15c., from Middle French palpitation, from Latin palpitationem (nominative palpitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of palpitare "to throb, to flutter, to tremble, to quiver," frequentative of palpare "touch gently, stroke; wheedle, coax" (see feel (v.)).
1. Palpitation from frequent extrasystoles or other arrhythmia is common.
2. The signora received his assurance with very little palpitation or appearance of surprise.
3. What medicine is right neurasthenic is the palpitation effect that cause better?
4. His palpitation now is surged as thousands of horses are surging forward.
5. Chest pain and stuffiness, palpitation, ischemia of coronary artery, asthma, hiccup, etc.