Definition Of palpitate
(of the heart) beat rapidly, strongly, or irregularly.
it wakened him in the night with a palpitating heart
Example Of palpitate
An impressionable, palpitating creature was Ella, shrinking humanely from detailed knowledge of her husband's trade whenever she reflected that everything he manufactured had for its purpose the destruction of life.
And why had so many teenage girls screamed and palpitated at the very thought of The Rolling Stones throughout the ‘sixties?
Anyone wondering why people palpitate over the exploitation genre will have a hard time finding such excitement incentives here.
Apparently, we are more tolerant - our blood pressures don't go up, our hearts don't palpitate and our kids can't be traumatized.
As grandmas go into palpitating convulsions of disbelief, and all of contemporary society looks down at me from their pedestals of purity, let me just state that I'm not average.