titillate


tit·il·late

verb \ˈti-tə-ˌlāt\

: to interest or excite (someone) in an enjoyable and often sexual way

tit·il·lat·edtit·il·lat·ing

Full Definition of TITILLATE

transitive verb
1
:  to excite pleasurably :  arouse by stimulation
2
:  tickle 2
intransitive verb
:  to act as a stimulant to pleasurable excitement
tit·il·la·tion \ˌti-tə-ˈlā-shən\ noun
tit·il·la·tive \ˈti-tə-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of TITILLATE

  1. a film made to titillate the audience
  2. writing that titillates and provokes

Origin of TITILLATE

Latin titillatus, past participle of titillare
First Known Use: 1620

Rhymes with TITILLATE

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