Definitions for vellicate

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  1. tickle, titillate, vellicate(verb)

    touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

  2. pinch, vellicate(verb)

    irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

    "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"

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  1. vellicate(Verb)

    to touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

    It was nothing much - just a tiny vellicating muscle in the corner of the left eye, [...]

  2. vellicate(Verb)

    to irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

    Smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth

  3. vellicate(Verb)

    to pinch

  4. vellicate(Verb)

    make to twitch

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vellicate(verb)

    to twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively

  2. Vellicate(verb)

    to move spasmodically; to twitch; as, a nerve vellicates

  3. Origin: [L. vellicatus, p. p. of vellicare to twitch, fr. vellere to pluck, pull.]


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