urticate(redirected from urticating)
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v. ur·ti·cat·ed, ur·ti·cat·ing, ur·ti·cates
To sting or whip with or as if with nettles.
To produce a stinging or itching sensation.
adj. (-kĭt, -kāt′)
Characterized by the presence of hives.
[Medieval Latin urticāre, urticāt-, from Latin urtica, nettle.]
(Pathology) Also: urticant characterized by the presence of weals
(Medicine) to perform urtication
[C19: from Medieval Latin urtīcāre to sting, from Latin urtīca a nettle]
v.i. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
(of skin) to erupt with hives.
[1835–45; < Medieval Latin urtīcātus, past participle of urtīcāre to sting, derivative of Latin urtīca nettle]
Past participle: urticated
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|Verb||1.||urticate - whip with or as with nettles|
|2.||urticate - sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation|
urticate - whip with or as with nettles