nictitating

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the past participle stem of Latin nictitō, frequentative form of nictō (I wink) (see English nictate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɪktɪteɪtɪŋ/

Adjective[edit]

nictitating (comparative more nictitating, superlative most nictitating)

  1. winking, blinking
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift [Avon ed., 1976, p. 406]:
      But she gave me only a dry look. A blink crossed the table. It even seemed to come from the bottom of her eye upward, like a nictitating membrane.

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Verb[edit]

nictitating

  1. present participle of nictitate