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Jactation

Jac-ta′tion

(jăk-tā′shŭn)
,
Noun.
[L.
jactatio
, fr.
jactare
: af. F.
jactation
. See
Jactancy
.]
A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation.
Sir. W. Temple.

Definition 2021


jactation

jactation

English

Noun

jactation (plural jactations)

  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.
    • 1662: Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
      The projicient hath the stone in his hand, and with force and violence throws his arm, with which jactation the stone doth not move so much as the circumambient Air.
  3. Boasting; bragging; showing off.

References

References

  • jactation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913