What is another word for vellicate?

148 synonyms found


[ vˈɛlɪkˌe͡ɪt], [ vˈɛlɪkˌe‍ɪt], [ v_ˈɛ_l_ɪ_k_ˌeɪ_t]

Vellicate refers to the act of tickling or twitching. There are several synonyms for this particular term that can be used to convey a similar meaning. One possible alternative is titillate, which suggests a pleasurable stimulation or arousing sensation. Other synonyms that can be used in a similar context include tweak, pinch, nip, tug or pull. These words all portray some form of physical sensation that can be associated with discomfort, irritation, or humor. Depending on the context, these synonyms may be more or less effective in conveying the intended meaning of the sentence or phrase where vellicate was formerly used.

What are the hyponyms for Vellicate?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for vellicate (as verbs)

What are the antonyms for Vellicate?

Usage examples for Vellicate

There can be no doubt that bodies which are rough and angular, rouse and vellicate the organs of feeling, causing a sense of pain, which consists in the violent tension or contraction of the muscular fibres.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)"
Edmund Burke

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