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vellicate meaning and definition

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Definition of vellicate (verb)

  1. touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
  2. irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
    • "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
    • synonyms: pinch
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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