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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - To examine by touch, esp. for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness

Usage examples (33)
  • As I went to palpate the baby's abdomen, the dad cooed, "Where's that big belly?"
  • When I went to palpate it, I began at the upper left quadrant, where she was fine.
  • I go to palpate his neck for enlarged lymph nodes and as I do, I ask, "Does it hurt here?"
  • I began to palpate the lumbar vertebrae, feeling my way along, watching for any sign of pain. for more
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