verb. examine (a body part) by palpation.
- palpatus (Latin)
Example sentences of the word palpate
1. Verb, base form
It is still best not to disturb the mother, but an experienced person could gently palpate the abdomen to see how many babies are there.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
However, some dogs are more tolerant of abscesses and may not react in pain if you palpate the area.