urticate


ur·ti·cate

verb \ˈər-tə-ˌkāt\
ur·ti·cat·edur·ti·cat·ing

Definition of URTICATE

intransitive verb
:  to produce wheals or itching; especially :  to induce hives
ur·ti·ca·tion \ˌər-tə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin of URTICATE

Medieval Latin urticatus, past participle of urticare to sting, from Latin urtica
First Known Use: 1843

ur·ti·cate

intransitive verb \ˈərt-ə-ˌkāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
ur·ti·cat·edur·ti·cat·ing

Medical Definition of URTICATE

: to produce wheals or itching; especially : to induce hives
ur·ti·ca·tion \ˌərt-ə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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