Definition of palpitant in English:

palpitant

adjective

literary
  • Palpitating:

    ‘they were all palpitant with curiosity about Sally’
    • ‘Union between the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches has been in a palpitant state of slow motion for six years.’
    • ‘Our palpitant Editor was vaguely aware of some kind of sensation playing upon his arm but he was too excited to care.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, present participle of palpiter, from Latin palpitare continue to pat.

Pronunciation

palpitant

/ˈpalpɪt(ə)nt/