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1. A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
2. Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
1. the act of boasting
2. (Law) a false boast or claim that tends to harm another person, esp a false assertion that one is married to another, formerly actionable at law
3. (Pathology) pathol Also called: jactation restless tossing in bed, characteristic of severe fevers and certain mental disorders
[C17: from Medieval Latin jactitātiō, from Latin jacitāre to utter publicly, from jactitāre to toss about; see jactation]
an abnormally restless tossing of the body.
[1570–80; < Latin jactātiō shaking, jolting]
See also related terms for toss.
Medicine. twitching of the muscles or of other parts of the body. Also called jactation.See also: Body, Human
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|Noun||1.||jactitation - speaking of yourself in superlatives|
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing, brag, bragging, crow - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
vaunt - extravagant self-praise
self-assertion - the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
|2.||jactitation - (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)|
|3.||jactitation - (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness|
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases