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    vellicate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vellicate

    (verb) touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    Synonyms : tickle , titillate
    (verb) irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
    Synonyms : pinch
    Example Sentence
    • smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth
    • the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back
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