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 for palpate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  palpate \palpate\ v. t.
     To examine for medical purposes by touching, as of body
     parts; as, the nurse palpated the patient's stomach.
     Syn: feel.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the
           patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse" [syn:
           palpate, feel]

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