verb (used with object), titillated, titillating.
to excite or arouse agreeably: to titillate the fancy. Synonyms: rouse, tempt, tease.
to tickle; excite a tingling or itching sensation
in, as by touching or stroking lightly.
Origin: 1610–20; Related forms
< Latin tītillātus,
past participle of tītillāre
to tickle; see -ate1