Definition of Twitching

1. Noun. A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition.

Exact synonyms: Twitch, Vellication
Generic synonyms: Cramp, Muscle Spasm, Spasm
Specialized synonyms: Tic, Blepharism, Fibrillation, Fasciculation
Derivative terms: Twitch, Twitch, Twitch, Twitch, Vellicate



Definition of Twitching

1. Noun. compulsive bird watching by people (twitchers) who travel long distances to see rare species ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of twitch) ¹

3. Adjective. That twitches. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twitching

1. twitch [v] - See also: twitch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twitching

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twitching (current term)
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Literary usage of Twitching

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"I have often been consulted by patients who complained of a tremulous, quivering, or twitching motion of one or other eyelid, or of both, which they were ..."

2. A treatise on the diseases of the eye and its appendages by Richard Middlemore (1835)
"twitching OR QUIVERING OF THE EYE-LIDS. — We sometimes observe a twitching or quivering of the lids, which the subjects of this unpleasant defect are ..."

3. An Atlas of the differential diagnosis of the diseases of the nervous system by Henry Hun (1914)
"twitching may remain limited to these muscles or may extend to other ... Spasmodic twitching, commencing simultaneously, in arm and face of same side, ..."

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