Vellication
Vellication Vel`li*ca"tion, [L. vellicatio.] 1. The act of twitching, or of causing to twitch. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A local twitching, or convulsive motion, of a muscular fiber, especially of the face. [1913 Webster]


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  • vellication — A fibrillary muscular spasm …   Medical dictionary

  • vellication — n. plucking, pinching …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vellication — n. 1. Twitching, stimulation. 2. (Med.) Twitching, tic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vellication — vel·li·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • vellication — noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition • Syn: ↑twitch, ↑twitching • Derivationally related forms: ↑vellicate, ↑twitch (for: ↑twitching), ↑twitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • twitching — noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition • Syn: ↑twitch, ↑vellication • Derivationally related forms: ↑vellicate (for: ↑vellication), ↑twitch, ↑twitch …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • agitation — Synonyms and related words: ado, aggravation, all overs, angst, animation, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, arousal, arousing, attack of nerves …   Moby Thesaurus

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