- * * *To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.
* * *pal·pate 'pal-.pāt vb, -pat·ed; -pat·ing vt to examine by touch: explore by palpation vi to use the technique of palpation
* * *pal·pate (palґpāt) [L. palpare to touch] to examine by the hand; to feel.
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palpate — v. t. To examine for medical purposes by touching, as of body parts; as, the nurse palpated the patient s stomach. Syn: feel. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
palpate — (v.) c.1850, from pp. stem of L. palpare to touch (see FEEL (Cf. feel) (v.)). Related: Palpated; palpating … Etymology dictionary
palpate — vb *touch, feel, handle, paw … New Dictionary of Synonyms
palpate — ► VERB ▪ examine (a part of the body) by touch, especially for medical purposes. DERIVATIVES palpation noun … English terms dictionary
palpate — palpate1 [pal′pāt΄] vt. palpated, palpating [< L palpatus, pp. of palpare, to touch: see PALPABLE] to examine by touching, as for medical diagnosis palpation n. palpate2 [pal′pāt΄, pal′pit] adj. [ModL palpatus: see PALPUS & … English World dictionary
palpate — UK [pælˈpeɪt] / UK [ˈpælpeɪt] / US [ˈpælˌpeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms palpate : present tense I/you/we/they palpate he/she/it palpates present participle palpating past tense palpated past participle palpated medical to examine a part of… … English dictionary
palpate — transitive verb (palpated; palpating) Etymology: probably back formation from palpation, from Latin palpation , palpatio, from palpare Date: circa 1852 to examine by touch especially medically • palpation noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
palpate — palpate1 palpation, n. palpatory /pal peuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /pal payt/, v.t., palpated, palpating. to examine by touch, esp. for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness. [1840 50; < L palpatus, ptp. of palpare to stroke, touch; see… … Universalium
palpate — 1. verb /ˈpælpeɪt/ to examine, or otherwise explore, (usually an area or organ of the human body) by feeling it I palpated his expired heart. Syn: touch 2. adjective /ˈpælpeɪt/ of palp, or having palp See Al … Wiktionary
palpate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation: feel, finger, handle, touch. See TOUCH … English dictionary for students