palpitating(redirected from palpitatingly)
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intr.v. pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing, pal·pi·tates
1. To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
2. To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
[Latin palpitāre, palpitāt-, frequentative of palpāre, to touch gently; see palpable.]
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|Adj.||1.||palpitating - having a slight and rapid trembling motion; "palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions"; "my palpitating heart"|
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"