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v. tit·il·lat·ed, tit·il·lat·ing, tit·il·lates
1. To stimulate by touching lightly; tickle.
2. To excite (another) pleasurably, superficially or erotically.
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.]
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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]
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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]
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Past participle: titillated
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|Verb||1.||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"|
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verb excite, stimulate, arouse, interest, thrill, provoke, turn on (slang), tease, tickle, tantalize food to titillate the most jaded of palates
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titillate[ˈtɪtɪleɪt] vt → titiller
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titillate[ˈtɪtɪˌleɪt] vt (sexually) → titillare
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