[adjective vuh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt; verb vuh-sik-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with or without object), ve·sic·u·lat·ed, ve·sic·u·lat·ing.
  1. to make or become vesicular.

Origin of vesiculate

1820–30; < New Latin vēsīculātus, equivalent to Latin vēsīcul(a) vesicle + -ātus -ate1
Related formsve·sic·u·la·tion, nounun·ve·sic·u·lat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for vesiculation


verb (vɛˈsɪkjʊˌleɪt, lɪt)
  1. to make (an organ or part) vesicular or (of an organ or part) to become vesicular
adjective (vɛˈsɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. containing, resembling, or characterized by a vesicle or vesicles
Derived Formsvesiculation, noun
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vesiculation in Medicine


  1. The formation of vesicles.blistering vesication
  2. The presence of vesicles.


  1. To make or become vesicular.
  1. Full of or bearing vesicles; vesicular.
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