Definitions for: Nictitate

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

Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: blink, nictate, wink

See Also: act involuntarily, act reflexively, bat, flutter, palpebrate

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