HyperDic: vellicate

English > 2 senses of the word vellicate:
VERBperceptionvellicate, tickle, titillatetouch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
changevellicate, pinchirritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
English > vellicate: 2 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningtouch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymstickle, titillate
BroaderitchHave or perceive an itch
Spanishcosquillar, cosquillear, hacer cosquillas
Catalanpessigollejar
Nounsvellicationa sudden muscle spasm
English > vellicate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningirritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Example"smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"
Synonympinch
Broaderirritateexcite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
Spanishpellizcar, velicar

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