To palpate is to feel or examine something with your fingers. You might palpate someone's chest to see if they have a heart attack, or you might palpate a cake to see if it's ready to be baked.

  • The doctor palpated the patient's chest to see if there was a heart attack.

  • The cake baker was trying to determine if the cake was ready by palpating it with her fingers.

Definition of palpated


To examine or otherwise explore through touch, particularly in reference to an area or organ of the human body.

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