Definition of Vellicate

1. Verb. Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements. "Did he vellicate his foot? "

Exact synonyms: Tickle, Titillate
Generic synonyms: Itch
Derivative terms: Tickle, Tickle, Tickling, Titillation, Vellication



2. Verb. Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear. ; "The pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
Exact synonyms: Pinch
Generic synonyms: Irritate
Derivative terms: Pinch, Pinch

Definition of Vellicate

1. v. t. To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively.

2. v. i. To move spasmodically; to twitch; as, a nerve vellicates.

3. v. t. To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively.

4. v. i. To move spasmodically; to twitch; as, a nerve vellicates.

Definition of Vellicate

1. Verb. to touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements ¹

2. Verb. to irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear ¹

3. Verb. to pinch ¹

4. Verb. make to twitch ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vellicate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Vellicate

1. To twitch or contract spasmodically; said especially of fibrillary muscular spasms. Origin: L. Vellico, pp. -atus, to pluck, to twitch, fr. Vello, to deprive of hair, pluck (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vellicate

veleta
veletas
velffare
veliform
veliger
veligers
velikite
velitation
velitations
velites
vell
velleities
velleity
vellet
vellets
vellicate (current term)
vellicated
vellicates
vellicating
vellication
vellicative
vellie
vellies
vellon
vellons
vells
vellum
vellumlike
vellums
vellumy

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