Definition of Vellicate. Meaning of Vellicate. Synonyms of Vellicate

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Definition of Vellicate

Vellicate Vel"li*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vellicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Vellicating.] [L. vellicatus, p. p. of vellicare to twitch, fr. vellere to pluck, pull.] To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively. Convulsions, arising from something vellicating a nerve in its extremity, are not very dangerous. --Arbuthnot.
Vellicate Vel"li*cate, v. i. To move spasmodically; to twitch; as, a nerve vellicates.

Meaning of Vellicate from wikipedia

- to pronunciation; one example being "Cough: A convulsion of the lungs, vellicated by some sharp serosity. It is pronounced coff". Much of his dictionary...