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jactation Tweet Definition of jactation Like Definition of jactation on Facebook
noun 
  1. A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation
     
jactitation Tweet Definition of jactitation Like Definition of jactitation on Facebook
noun 
  1. bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment
  2. (medicine) extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed
     
jaundice Tweet Definition of jaundice Like Definition of jaundice on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pathology) A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the feces, constipation, queasiness, loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude. It is caused usually by obstruction of the biliary passages and consequent damming up, in the liver, of the bile, which is then absorbed into the blood. Other causes include increased hemolysis and any liver disease. The discoloration is caused by accumulation of bilirubin in the body; bilirubin is normally excreted in bile to give feces their normal yellow-brown coloration.
     
jet lag Tweet Definition of jet lag Like Definition of jet lag on Facebook
noun or jetlag
  1. A physical condition caused by crossing time zones during flight; often the result of disruption to the circadian rhythms of the body
     

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