Definitions for nictitateˈnɪk tɪˌteɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nic•ti•tateˈnɪk tɪˌteɪt(v.i.)-tat•ed, -tat•ing.

  1. to wink.

Origin of nictitate:

1815–25; < ML nictitātus, ptp. of nictitāre, freq. of L nictāre to wink, freq. of nicere to beckon; see -ate1

nic′ti•tant(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink, wink, nictitate, nictate(verb)

    briefly shut the eyes

    "The TV announcer never seems to blink"

Wiktionary

  1. nictitate(Verb)

    to wink or blink

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nictitate(verb)

    to wink; to nictate

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