What does nictitate mean?

Definitions for nictitate
ˈnɪk tɪˌteɪtnic·ti·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink, wink, nictitate, nictateverb

    briefly shut the eyes

    "The TV announcer never seems to blink"


  1. nictitateverb

    to wink or blink


  1. nictitate

    Nictitate means to wink or blink, often referring to the rapid closing and opening of the eyelid. It can also refer to the action of a nictitating membrane, a translucent third eyelid present in some animals, which can be drawn across the eye for protection or moisture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nictitateverb

    to wink; to nictate

  2. Etymology: [See Nictate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nictitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nictitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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