jactation


jactation
a) A tossing or shaking of the body; physical agitation, especially while asleep or confined to bed by ilness; jactitation.

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.

b) The action of throwing.

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  • Jactation — Jac*ta tion (j[a^]k*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. jactatio, fr. jactare: af. F. jactation. See {Jactancy}.] A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation. Sir. W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jactation — noun boast, boastfulness, brag, braggadocio, braggardism, conceit, fanfaronade, gasconade, jactitation, ostentation, pretension, rodomontade, self glorification, swagger, swank, vainglory, vanity, vaunt, venditation Burton s Legal Thesaurus.… …   Law dictionary

  • jactation — [ʒaktɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. V. 1560, Paré; lat. jactatio « action de jeter, de ballotter de ci de là, gestes désordonnés, agitation », de jactatum, supin de jactare « jeter de côté et d autre, agiter, gesticuler », fréquentatif de jacere « jeter ». → …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jactation — [jak tā′shən] n. [L jactatio, a throwing, boasting < jactare: see JET1] 1. Rare the act of bragging 2. Med. JACTITATION (sense 3) …   English World dictionary

  • jactation — (ja kta sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Terme de médecine. Agitation continuelle qui oblige un malade à changer sans cesse de position dans son lit. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Sans grande douleur, sans jactation du corps et inquietude,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • jactation — /jak tay sheuhn/, n. 1. boasting; bragging. 2. Pathol. a restless tossing of the body. [1570 80; < L jactation (s. of jactatio) bragging, equiv. to jactat(us) (ptp. of jactare, freq. of jacere to throw) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • jactation — jac·ta·tion (jak taґshən) jactitation …   Medical dictionary

  • jactation — n. boastfulness, bragging; restlessness, tossing back and forth (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jactation — jac·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • jactation — jac•ta•tion [[t]dʒækˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. pat an abnormally restless tossing of the body • Etymology: 1570–80; < L jactātiō shaking, jolting …   From formal English to slang


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