palpate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin palpātus, perfect passive participle of palpō (touch softly).

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Verb[edit]

palpate (third-person singular simple present palpates, present participle palpating, simple past and past participle palpated)

  1. to examine, or otherwise explore, (usually an area or organ of the human body) by feeling it
    I palpated his expired heart.

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Adjective[edit]

palpate (not comparable)

  1. of palp, or having palp

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External links[edit]

  • palpate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • palpate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

palpate f

  1. plural form of palpata

Verb[edit]

palpate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of palpare
  2. second-person plural imperative of palpare
  3. feminine plural of palpato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

palpāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of palpō