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nictation (n.)

"the act of winking," 1620s, from Latin nictationem (nominative nictatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of nictare "to wink, blink" (see nictitate). Alternative form nictitation is from 1784.

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Definitions of nictation from WordNet

nictation (n.)
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly;
Synonyms: blink / eye blink / blinking / wink / winking / nictitation
From wordnet.princeton.edu