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 for nictitate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nictitate \Nic"ti*tate\, v. i. [See Nictate.]
     To wink; to nictate.
     [1913 Webster]
     Nictitating membrane (Anat.), a thin membrane, 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to
           blink" [syn: blink, wink, nictitate, nictate]

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