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palpitate

[′pal·pə‚tāt]
(medicine)
To flutter, or beat abnormally fast; applied especially to the rate of the heartbeat.
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the eye-clamper sang, and Mary blushed and her heart palpitated.
His palms became moist, his heart palpitated, and he became aware of his irrational mental dialogue: "I really don't want to make this call.
There were also four sculptures of steel planks and one cubic bronze that must have started with palpitated clay.