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tickle

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verb tick·le \ˈtik-əl\

Medical Definition of tickle

tick·led; tick·ling \-(ə-)liŋ\play

  1. 1

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to have a tingling or prickling sensation <my back tickles>

  4. 2:  to excite the surface nerves to prickle

  5. transitive verb

  6. :  to touch (as a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements




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tickle

noun tick·le

Medical Definition of tickle

  1. 1:  the act of tickling

  2. 2:  a tickling sensation <a cough is a reflex to a tickle in the throat—Karl Menninger>

  3. 3:  something that tickles




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