nictate


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nic·ti·tate

(nĭk′tĭ-tāt′) also nic·tate (nĭk′tāt′)
intr.v. nic·ti·tat·ed, nic·ti·tat·ing, nic·ti·tates also nic·tat·ed or nic·tat·ing or nic·tates
To wink.

[Medieval Latin nictitāre, nictitāt-, frequentative of Latin nictāre.]

nic′ti·ta′tion n.

nictate


Past participle: nictated
Gerund: nictating

Imperative
nictate
nictate
Present
I nictate
you nictate
he/she/it nictates
we nictate
you nictate
they nictate
Preterite
I nictated
you nictated
he/she/it nictated
we nictated
you nictated
they nictated
Present Continuous
I am nictating
you are nictating
he/she/it is nictating
we are nictating
you are nictating
they are nictating
Present Perfect
I have nictated
you have nictated
he/she/it has nictated
we have nictated
you have nictated
they have nictated
Past Continuous
I was nictating
you were nictating
he/she/it was nictating
we were nictating
you were nictating
they were nictating
Past Perfect
I had nictated
you had nictated
he/she/it had nictated
we had nictated
you had nictated
they had nictated
Future
I will nictate
you will nictate
he/she/it will nictate
we will nictate
you will nictate
they will nictate
Future Perfect
I will have nictated
you will have nictated
he/she/it will have nictated
we will have nictated
you will have nictated
they will have nictated
Future Continuous
I will be nictating
you will be nictating
he/she/it will be nictating
we will be nictating
you will be nictating
they will be nictating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nictating
you have been nictating
he/she/it has been nictating
we have been nictating
you have been nictating
they have been nictating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nictating
you will have been nictating
he/she/it will have been nictating
we will have been nictating
you will have been nictating
they will have been nictating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nictating
you had been nictating
he/she/it had been nictating
we had been nictating
you had been nictating
they had been nictating
Conditional
I would nictate
you would nictate
he/she/it would nictate
we would nictate
you would nictate
they would nictate
Past Conditional
I would have nictated
you would have nictated
he/she/it would have nictated
we would have nictated
you would have nictated
they would have nictated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nictate - briefly shut the eyesnictate - briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
palpebrate - wink or blink, especially repeatedly
bat, flutter - wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"
act involuntarily, act reflexively - act in an uncontrolled manner

nictate

verb
To open and close the eyes rapidly: