- Present participle of vellicate.
Variant of vellicate
intransitive verbvellicated, vellicating
Now Rare to twitch, pluck, etc.
Origin of vellicateClassical Latin vellicatus, past participle of vellicare, to twitch, pinch ; from vellere, to pluck ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wel-, to tear, pluck out from source Old English wæl, battlefield