titillate


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tit·il·late

 (tĭt′l-āt′)
v. tit·il·lat·ed, tit·il·lat·ing, tit·il·lates
v.tr.
1. To stimulate by touching lightly; tickle.
2. To excite (another) pleasurably, superficially or erotically.
v.intr.
To excite another, especially in a superficial, pleasurable manner: "a steamy story of sex and violence, adultery and murder, designed to titillate as well as to shock" (John Guy).

[Latin tītillāre, tītillāt-, to tickle.]

tit′il·lat′er n.
tit′il·lat′ing·ly adv.
tit′il·la′tion n.
tit′il·la′tive adj.

titillate

(ˈtɪtɪˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to arouse, tease, interest, or excite pleasurably and often superficially
2. to cause a tickling or tingling sensation in, esp by touching
[C17: from Latin tītillāre]
ˈtitilˌlating adj
ˈtitilˌlatingly adv
ˌtitilˈlation n
ˈtitilˌlative adj

tit•il•late

(ˈtɪt lˌeɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to excite agreeably: to titillate one's curiosity.
2. to excite a tingling sensation in, as by touching lightly; tickle.
[1610–20; < Latin tītillātus, past participle of tītillāre to tickle; see -ate1]
tit′il•lat`ing•ly, adv.
tit`il•la′tion, n.
tit′il•la`tive, adj.

titillate


Past participle: titillated
Gerund: titillating

Imperative
titillate
titillate
Present
I titillate
you titillate
he/she/it titillates
we titillate
you titillate
they titillate
Preterite
I titillated
you titillated
he/she/it titillated
we titillated
you titillated
they titillated
Present Continuous
I am titillating
you are titillating
he/she/it is titillating
we are titillating
you are titillating
they are titillating
Present Perfect
I have titillated
you have titillated
he/she/it has titillated
we have titillated
you have titillated
they have titillated
Past Continuous
I was titillating
you were titillating
he/she/it was titillating
we were titillating
you were titillating
they were titillating
Past Perfect
I had titillated
you had titillated
he/she/it had titillated
we had titillated
you had titillated
they had titillated
Future
I will titillate
you will titillate
he/she/it will titillate
we will titillate
you will titillate
they will titillate
Future Perfect
I will have titillated
you will have titillated
he/she/it will have titillated
we will have titillated
you will have titillated
they will have titillated
Future Continuous
I will be titillating
you will be titillating
he/she/it will be titillating
we will be titillating
you will be titillating
they will be titillating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been titillating
you have been titillating
he/she/it has been titillating
we have been titillating
you have been titillating
they have been titillating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been titillating
you will have been titillating
he/she/it will have been titillating
we will have been titillating
you will have been titillating
they will have been titillating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been titillating
you had been titillating
he/she/it had been titillating
we had been titillating
you had been titillating
they had been titillating
Conditional
I would titillate
you would titillate
he/she/it would titillate
we would titillate
you would titillate
they would titillate
Past Conditional
I would have titillated
you would have titillated
he/she/it would have titillated
we would have titillated
you would have titillated
they would have titillated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.titillate - touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
itch - have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
2.titillate - excite pleasurably or erotically; "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

titillate

verb excite, stimulate, arouse, interest, thrill, provoke, turn on (slang), tease, tickle, tantalize food to titillate the most jaded of palates
Translations

titillate

[ˈtɪtɪleɪt] VT [+ audience, reader] → despertar el interés de; (sexually) → excitar

titillate

[ˈtɪtɪleɪt] vttitiller

titillate

vt person, sensesanregen, angenehm erregen; interesterregen; it titillates the palatees kitzelt den Gaumen

titillate

[ˈtɪtɪˌleɪt] vt (sexually) → titillare
References in classic literature ?
If once he were fairly seated at the window, even Pyncheon Street would hardly be so dull and lonely but that, somewhere or other along its extent, Clifford might discover matter to occupy his eye, and titillate, if not engross, his observation.
the landlady, assisted by a chambermaid, proceeded to vinegar the forehead, beat the hands, titillate the nose, and unlace the stays of the spinster aunt, and to administer such other restoratives as are usually applied by compassionate females to ladies who are endeavouring to ferment themselves into hysterics.
Prepare the soil, titillate in hoof and horn at a rate of 120g per m2 and at 1m spacing make 3 flatbottomed seed drills 25cm wide, 6cm deep.
She wants to convey useful information as much as she wants to entertain with a moving story of romance--clearly this is not a story meant to titillate or shock, even though it might have that effect on some readers.
For me these schemes for buildings and interiors which are obviously meant to astound, titillate and refresh my tired old reactionary understanding of architectural space, all look a bit old-fashioned and above all mutely clumsy.
Micky's casual sexual encounters in the novel serve the reader more to illustrate her inadequacies rather than to titillate.
He was the kind of fellow whom I suspect would have told Kinsey anything that would titillate and, even if he was telling the truth, would have described a sex life, that was, to put it as gently as possible, atypical.
Passengers can take one of 1,000 limited edition leaflets, which have a special strip to titillate the taste buds.
This week, Ann Summers announced plans to publish its Guide To Wild Sex, the latest in a long line of manuals which promise to teach not titillate.
Michael Clark had returned, and was once again aiming to titillate and shock.
Gold Indigoes achieves moments of manifest beauty that vibrate the spine and titillate the skin, tempting the reader to be brave against conjugal love's fire.