urticate

urticate

[ur-ti-keyt]
verb (used with object), urticated, urticating.
1.
to sting with or as if with nettles.
2.
to whip with or as if with nettles, especially so as to produce a stinging sensation; flog; lash.
verb (used without object), urticated, urticating.
3.
to sting in the manner of a nettle.

Origin:
1835–45; < Medieval Latin urtīcātus (past participle of urtīcāre to sting), equivalent to Latin urtīc(a) nettle + -ātus -ate1

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urticate (ˈɜːtɪˌkeɪt)
 
adj
1.  Also: urticant characterized by the presence of weals
 
vb
2.  to perform urtication
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin urtīcāre to sting, from Latin urtīca a nettle]

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urticate ur·ti·cate (ûr'tĭ-kāt')
v. ur·ti·cat·ed, ur·ti·cat·ing, ur·ti·cates
To undergo urtication. adj. (-kĭt, -kāt')
Characterized by the presence of urticaria.

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