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1. rare the act of boasting
2. (Pathology) pathol another word for jactitation3
[C16: from Latin jactātiō bragging, from jactāre to flourish, from jacere to throw]


(dʒækˈteɪ ʃən)

an abnormally restless tossing of the body.
[1570–80; < Latin jactātiō shaking, jolting]
jactitating, jactitation, jactation - If you toss and turn at night, you are jactitating; jactitation or jactation is restless tossing or twitching.
See also related terms for toss.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jactation - (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
queasiness, restlessness, uneasiness - inability to rest or relax or be still
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
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JACTATION A Ancient loom B Defaulting C Act of throwing who am I?