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vellicate

[ vel-i-keyt ]
/ 藞v蓻l 瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), vel路li路cat路ed, vel路li路cat路ing.
to pluck; twitch.
to nip, pinch, or the like.
to cause to twitch.
verb (used without object), vel路li路cat路ed, vel路li路cat路ing.
to move with spasmodic convulsions; twitch.
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Origin of vellicate

1595鈥1605; <Latin vellic膩tus, past participle of vellic膩re, frequentative of vellere to pull, twitch; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM vellicate

vel路li路ca路tion, nounvel路li路ca路tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vellicate

vellicate
/ (藞v蓻l瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
rare to twitch, pluck, or pinch

Derived forms of vellicate

vellication, nounvellicative, adjective

Word Origin for vellicate

C17: from Latin vellic膩re, from vellere to tear off
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