HyperDic: vellication

English > 1 sense of the word vellication:
NOUNstatevellication, twitch, twitchinga sudden muscle spasm
English > vellication: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition.
Synonymstwitch, twitching
NarrowerblepharismCondition in which a person blinks continuously
fasciculationmuscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers
fibrillationmuscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
ticA local and habitual twitching especially in the face
Broaderspasm, cramp, muscle spasmA painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Spanishcontracción nerviosa, espasmo nervioso, tic
Verbsvellicatetouch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

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