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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vellicate \Vel"li*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vellicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Vellicating.] [L. vellicatus, p. p. of vellicare to twitch, fr. vellere to pluck, pull.] To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively. [1913 Webster] Convulsions, arising from something vellicating a nerve in its extremity, are not very dangerous. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]