Definition of palpitant in US English:

palpitant

adjective

literary
  • Palpitating.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

palpitant

/ˈpalpəd(ə)nt//ˈpælpəd(ə)nt/