a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles.
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To exhibit a tic; to undergo convulsive muscle movements.
a local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; -- called also spasmodic tic
A tic is a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups. Tics can be invisible to the observer, such as abdominal tensing or toe crunching. Common motor and phonic tics are, respectively, eye blinking and throat clearing. Tics must be distinguished from movements of other movement disorders such as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus; movements exhibited in stereotypic movement disorder or some people with autism; and the compulsions of obsessive-compulsive disorder and seizure activity.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tik, n. a convulsive motion of certain muscles, esp. of the face.—n. Tic′-doul′oureux, painful convulsive motion of a nerve, usually in the face. [Fr. tic, a twitching; cf. Low Ger. tukken, to twitch.]
The numerical value of tic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of tic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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