Vellicate meaning

velikāt
To twitch, pluck, etc.
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It was nothing much - just a tiny vellicating muscle in the corner of the left eye, [...]

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To irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear.

Smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth.

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To pinch.
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To cause to twitch.
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Origin of vellicate

  • Latin vellicatus, past participle of vellicare (“to twitch").
    From Wiktionary