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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

titillate

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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Translations

titillate

[ˈtɪtɪleɪt] VT [+ audience, reader] → despertar el interés de; (sexually) → excitar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

titillate

[ˈtɪtɪleɪt] vttitiller
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

titillate

vt person, sensesanregen, angenehm erregen; interesterregen; it titillates the palatees kitzelt den Gaumen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

titillate

[ˈtɪtɪˌleɪt] vt (sexually) → titillare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Radiantly beautiful 18-year-old newcomer Takei goes along with Miike's tongue-in-cheek representation of her goody-two-shoes image and taps into the sadomasochistic undertones of the sacrifices she makes for Makoto; she outstanding when performing a maid-costume floor show in which coyness titillatingly invites defilement.
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