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nictitate (ˈnɪktɪˌteɪt Pronunciation for nictitate or nictate (ˈnɪkteɪt Pronunciation for nictate

Definitions

verb

  1. technical words for blink (sense 1)

Derived Forms

ˌnictiˈtation, nicˈtation noun

Word Origin

C19: from Medieval Latin nictitāre to wink repeatedly, from Latin nictāre to wink, from nicere to beckon

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