verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈvelliˌcated or ˈvelliˌcating
to twitch, pluck, etc.
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Word origin of 'vellicate'L vellicatus, pp. of vellicare, to twitch, pinch < vellere, to pluck < IE base *wel-, to tear, pluck out > OE wæl, battlefield