nictitation

World English Dictionary
nictitate or nictate (ˈnɪktɪˌteɪt, ˈnɪkteɪt)
 
vb
technical words for blink
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin nictitāre to wink repeatedly, from Latin nictāre to wink, from nicere to beckon]
 
nictate or nictate
 
vb
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin nictitāre to wink repeatedly, from Latin nictāre to wink, from nicere to beckon]
 
nicti'tation or nictate
 
n
 
nic'tation or nictate
 
n

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nictitation nic·ti·ta·tion (nĭk'tĭ-tā'shən)
n.
Winking.

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