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TWITCHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does twitching mean? 

TWITCHING (noun)
  The noun TWITCHING has 1 sense:

1. a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition

  Familiarity information: TWITCHING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TWITCHING (noun)


Sense 1twitching [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

twitch; twitching; vellication

Hypernyms ("twitching" is a kind of...):

cramp; muscle spasm; spasm (a painful and involuntary muscular contraction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "twitching"):

tic (a local and habitual twitching especially in the face)

blepharism (condition in which a person blinks continuously)

fibrillation (muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination)

fasciculation (muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers)


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