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1. blink, nictate, nictitate, wink

briefly shut the eyes

Example Sentences:
'The TV announcer never seems to blink'

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technical words for blink (sense 1)

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈnictiˌtated or ˈnictiˌtating
to wink or blink rapidly, as birds and other animals with a nictitating membrane do

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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.

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