nictate (third-person singular simple present nictates, present participle nictating, simple past and past participle nictated). To wink or blink; (of certain animals) to.
v. "to wink," , from Medieval Latin nictitatus, past participle of nictitare, frequentative of Latin nictare "wink, blink," related to nicere "to beckon," from PIE root.
Definition of nictate - blink. verb. [no object]rare. Blink. 'the lid of her left eye began to nictate'. Origin. Late 17th century: from Latin nictat- 'blinked', from the.
nictate. When you nictate, you blink. Snakes don't have eyelids, so they can't nictate. The technical term for what you do when your eyelids close is nictate.
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nictate definition: intransitive verb -·tat·ed, -·tat·ing nictitate.
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