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Definition of the noun jactation

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noun - plural: jactations

  1. (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness

Alternative definition of the noun jactation


  1. A tossing or shaking of the body; physical agitation, especially while asleep or confined to bed by ilness; jactitation.
  2. The action of throwing.
  3. Boasting; bragging; showing off.

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Google previewThe Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot (1997)

by David Grambs

jactation (jak-TAY-shun) boasting the pathetic jactation of nostalgic has-beens jactitate (JAK-ti-tayt) to toss and turn to jactitate ...

Google previewLexicon Orthopaedic Etymology (1999)

by Diab

jactatio, after Latin jactatio (stem jactation-): “a throwing to and fro, tossing from side to side, ashaking, violent motion, convulsion, jerking, agitation, restlessness, jactation,” refers to: 1. “Flinging” of the limbs as a result of muscular spasm.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine (1882)

Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children by Richard Quain

JACTATION, or JACTITATION (Jac- tatio, a tossing about of the body, or marked restlessness). — This is a condition mostly associated with certain severe febrile diseases, but also with some nervous affections, with severe pericarditis, or as a ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

jactation. A restless tossing of ...

Google previewDictionary of Humorous Words (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

an impudent person; hooligan jactation [verb] to restlessly move and roll around jalopy [noun] old broken–down car jape [noun] a humorous anecdote or remark ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

'dsaeki jactation BR dyak'teisn AM dyaek'tels (o)n jactitation BR doaktotelsn AM dyaekto'tels.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley


Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1989)

by Stuart Sutherland

jactation. Extreme restlessness. jamais vu. Failure to realize that something has been experienced ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2009)

by Andrew M. Colman

jactation n. lerky, convulsive bodily movements characteristic of severe fevers, some mental disorders, and neurological damage to the 'subthalamic ...

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Jactation Meaning

Video shows what jactation means. A tossing or shaking of the body; physical agitation, especially while asleep or confined to bed by ilness; jactitation.

Scrabble value of J8A1C3T1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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