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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A shaky motion; A rapid and irregular heart beat.

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  • A heart palpitation occurs when a person feels that his or her heart is beating irregularly.
  • I wake up at the slightest noise in the night, and, having some nerves of my own, usually get a case of heart palpitation, which is deucedly unpleasant.
  • Thus, in connection with the heart, its natural pulsation is energy, whereas its palpitation, which is an excessive and unnatural movement, is passion and not energy.
  • In connexion with the heart there are three phenomena, which, though apparently of the same nature, are really not so, namely palpitation, pulsation, and respiration. for more
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