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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • vellicating — 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vellicative — Vel li*ca*tive, a. Having the power of vellicating, plucking, or twitching; causing vellication. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — verb a) to touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements …   Wiktionary

  • Pungency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Pungency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 pungency pungency piquancy poignancy haut gout strong taste twang race GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 sharpness sharpness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 2 acrimony acr …   English dictionary for students

  • flutter — v 1. wave to and fro, sway, undulate, flap, flop; toss about, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate; swish, swing loosely, flourish; wag, dangle, pendulate; waver, ripple, quiver, shiver, quaver, shake, vibrate, tremble, twitter, shudder; jerk, twitch …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • shivery — I adj shuddering, shivering, trembling, quivering, quavering, quaking, shaking, twittering; vibrating, rattling, chattering; convulsing, vellicating, twitching; fluttering, spluttering; shimmying, wiggling; pulsating, pulsing, throbbing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 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

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