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tic in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtictic /tɪk/ noun [countable]  MIa sudden movement of a muscle in your face, that you cannot control
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ticTension prodded a tic under her eye.He was soon talking more readily and his facial tics began subsiding.The corresponding torque/position character-is tic is shown it, Fig. 6.4.She peered in through his window with a smile and a nervous tic that made her appear to be pleading.These tics, these traits, had become more pronounced since he had given up smoking.