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urticate

[ ur-ti-keyt ]
/ 藞蓽r t瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ur路ti路cat路ed, ur路ti路cat路ing.
to sting with or as if with nettles.
to whip with or as if with nettles, especially so as to produce a stinging sensation; flog; lash.
verb (used without object), ur路ti路cat路ed, ur路ti路cat路ing.
to sting in the manner of a nettle.
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Origin of urticate

1835鈥45; <Medieval Latin urt墨c膩tus (past participle of urt墨c膩re to sting), equivalent to Latin urt墨c(a) nettle + -膩tus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for urticate

urticate
/ (藞蓽藧t瑟藢ke瑟t) /

adjective
Also: urticant (藞蓽藧t瑟k蓹nt) characterized by the presence of weals
verb
to perform urtication

Word Origin for urticate

C19: from Medieval Latin urt墨c膩re to sting, from Latin urt墨ca a nettle
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