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urticate

[ur-ti-keyt] /ˈɜr tɪˌkeɪt/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; < Medieval Latin urtīcātus (past participle of urtīcāre to sting), equivalent to Latin urtīc(a) nettle + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for urticate

urticate

/ˈɜːtɪˌkeɪt/
adjective
1.
Also urticant (ˈɜːtɪkənt). characterized by the presence of weals
verb
2.
to perform urtication
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin urtīcāre to sting, from Latin urtīca a nettle
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urticate in Medicine

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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