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.


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Vel"li*cate, v. i.

To move spasmodically; to twitch; as, a nerve vellicates.


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