vellicate

verb vel·li·cate \ˈveləˌkāt, usually -āt+V\

Definition of vellicate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  twitch, nip, pinch; also :  to cause to twitch

  3. 2 :  tickle, titillate

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to move spasmodically :  twitch

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Origin and Etymology of vellicate

Latin vellicatus, past participle of vellicare to twitch, from vellere to pluck, pull — more at vulnerable


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