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 Dictionary entry overview: What does palpate mean? 

PALPATE (verb)
  The verb PALPATE has 1 sense:

1. examine (a body part) by palpation

  Familiarity information: PALPATE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PALPATE (verb)

Sense 1palpate [BACK TO TOP]


Examine (a body part) by palpation

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


palpate; feel

Context examples:

The nurse palpated the patient's stomach / The runner felt her pulse

Hypernyms (to "palpate" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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