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Meaning of NICTITATE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
 

NICTITATE is a 9 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: blink, nictate, wink
 
 See Also: act involuntarily, act reflexively, bat, flutter, palpebrate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nic"ti*tate\, v. i. [See {Nictate}.]
To wink; to nictate.

{Nictitating membrance} (Anat.), a thin membrance, found in
   many animals at the inner angle, or beneath the lower lid,
   of the eye, and capable of being drawn across the eyeball;
   the third eyelid; the haw.

 

 

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