Meaning of vellicate

vel•li•cate

Pronunciation: (vel'i-kāt"), [key]
— v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to pluck; twitch.
  2. to nip, pinch, or the like.
  3. to cause to twitch.
—v.i.
  1. to move with spasmodic convulsions; twitch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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