titillate

titillate

[tit-l-eyt]
verb (used with object), titillated, titillating.
1.
to excite or arouse agreeably: to titillate the fancy. rouse, tempt, tease.
2.
to tickle; excite a tingling or itching sensation in, as by touching or stroking lightly.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin tītillātus, past participle of tītillāre to tickle; see -ate1

titillation, noun
titillative, adjective
untitillated, adjective
untitillating, adjective

1. tantalizing, titillating ; 2. titillate, titivate.
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titillate (ˈtɪtɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
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]
 
'titillating
 
adj
 
'titillatingly
 
adv
 
titil'lation
 
n
 
'titillative
 
adj

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