Definition of nictate in English:

nictate

Syllabification: nic·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈnikˌtāt/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also nictitate /ˈniktiˌtāt/)

verb

[no object] technical
(Especially of the eyelid) blink.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin nictat- 'blinked', from the verb nictare. The variant nictitate is from the medieval Latin frequentative of nictare.

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