Vellicated
Vellicate Vel"li*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vellicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vellicating}.] [L. vellicatus, p. p. of vellicare to twitch, fr. vellere to pluck, pull.] To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively. [1913 Webster]

Convulsions, arising from something vellicating a nerve in its extremity, are not very dangerous. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]


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  • vellicated — v. pull, pinch; contort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Vellicate — Vel li*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vellicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vellicating}.] [L. vellicatus, p. p. of vellicare to twitch, fr. vellere to pluck, pull.] To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively. [1913 Webster] Convulsions, arising from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vellicating — Vellicate Vel li*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vellicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vellicating}.] [L. vellicatus, p. p. of vellicare to twitch, fr. vellere to pluck, pull.] To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively. [1913 Webster] Convulsions, arising… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vellicate — vellication, n. vellicative, adj. /vel i kayt /, v., vellicated, vellicating. v.t. 1. to pluck; twitch. 2. to nip, pinch, or the like. 3. to cause to twitch. v.i. 4. to move with spasmodic convulsions; twitch. [1595 1605; < L vellicatus, ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • vellicate — /ˈvɛləkeɪt/ (say veluhkayt) verb (t) (vellicated, vellicating) to pluck; nip; pinch. {Latin vellicātus, past participle, from vellere} –vellication /vɛləˈkeɪʃən/ (say veluh kayshuhn), noun –vellicative, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • vellicate — [vel′i kāt΄] vt., vi. vellicated, vellicating [L vellicatus, pp. of vellicare, to twitch, pinch < vellere, to pluck < IE base * wel , to tear, pluck out > OE wæl, battlefield] Now Rare to twitch, pluck, etc …   English World dictionary

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