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urticate

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verb ur·ti·cate \ˈər-tə-ˌkāt\

Definition of urticate

ur·ti·cat·edur·ti·cat·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to produce wheals or itching; especially :  to induce hives

ur·ti·ca·tion play \ˌər-tə-ˈkā-shən\ noun


Origin of urticate

Medieval Latin urticatus, past participle of urticare to sting, from Latin urtica


First Known Use: 1843


Medical Dictionary

urticate

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intransitive verb ur·ti·cate \ˈərt-ə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of urticate

ur·ti·cat·edur·ti·cat·ing

  1. :  to produce wheals or itching; especially :  to induce hives

  2. ur·ti·ca·tion \ˌərt-ə-ˈkā-shən\play noun




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