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nictitate

[ nik-ti-teyt ]
/ 藞n瑟k t瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used without object), nic路ti路tat路ed, nic路ti路tat路ing.
a variant of nictate.
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Origin of nictitate

First recorded in 1815鈥25; from Medieval Latin nictit膩tus, past participle of nictit膩re, frequentative of nict膩re nictate

OTHER WORDS FROM nictitate

nic路ti路tant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nictitate

nictitate

nictate (藞n瑟kte瑟t)

/ (藞n瑟kt瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb
technical words for blink (def. 1)

Derived forms of nictitate

nictitation or nictation, noun

Word Origin for nictitate

C19: from Medieval Latin nictit膩re to wink repeatedly, from Latin nict膩re to wink, from nicere to beckon
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