vellicate

Definitions of vellicate
  1. verb
    touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    synonyms: tickle, titillate
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    type of:
    itch
    have or perceive an itch
  2. verb
    irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
    “smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth”
    synonyms: pinch
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    type of:
    irritate
    excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
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