Synonyms for (verb) vellicate

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: irritate

Definition: excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

Usage: irritate the glands of a leaf


Synonyms: vellicate, titillate, tickle

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

Similar words: itch

Definition: have or perceive an itch

Usage: I'm itching--the air is so dry!