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Definition 1: irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear - [verb of change]

Samples where vellicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth
  • the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back

Synonyms for vellicate in the sense of this definition

(vellicate is a kind of ...) excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

"irritate the glands of a leaf"

Definition 2: touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for vellicate in the sense of this definition

(vellicate is a kind of ...) have or perceive an itch

"I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

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