1. [ verb ] irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
Synonyms: pinch

"smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth" "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"

Related terms: irritate pinch
2. [ verb ] touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
Synonyms: titillate tickle
Related terms: itch twitch tickle tickle
3. [ verb ] squeeze tightly between the fingers
Synonyms: pinch nip tweet twinge twitch squeeze

"He pinched her behind" "She squeezed the bottle"

Related terms: grip tweak claw pinch
Similar spelling:   vellication