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titillate

[ tit-l-eyt ]
/ 藞t瑟t l藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), tit路il路lat路ed, tit路il路lat路ing.
to excite or arouse agreeably, often in a sexually suggestive way: She knows how to titillate the senses and enthrall the mind of her readers with her excellent storytelling.
to tickle; excite a tingling or itching sensation in, as by touching or stroking lightly.
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Origin of titillate

First recorded in 1610鈥20; from Latin t墨till膩tus, past participle of t墨till膩re 鈥渢o tickle鈥; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM titillate

tit路il路la路tion, nountit路il路la路tive, adjectiveun路tit路il路lat路ed, adjectiveun路tit路il路lat路ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH titillate

1. tantalizing, titillating 2. titillate , titivate
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British Dictionary definitions for titillate

titillate
/ (藞t瑟t瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to arouse, tease, interest, or excite pleasurably and often superficially
to cause a tickling or tingling sensation in, esp by touching

Derived forms of titillate

titillating, adjectivetitillatingly, adverbtitillation, nountitillative, adjective

Word Origin for titillate

C17: from Latin t墨till膩re
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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