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vellicate

verb

1 vellicate

Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements.

synonyms: tickle, titillate.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more



2 vellicate

Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear:
— Smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth.

synonym: pinch.


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