Definitions for vellicate

Definitions for (verb) vellicate

Main entry: pinch, vellicate

Definition: irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

Usage: smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth; the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back

Main entry: vellicate, titillate, tickle

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

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