tantalization

noun
tan·​ta·​li·​za·​tion
variants: also British tantalisation \ ˌtantᵊlə̇ˈzāshən , ˌtaan-​ , -​ᵊlˌīˈz-​ \
plural -s

Definition of tantalization

: the act or process of tantalizing a girl with an infinite capacity for tantalization— H. T. Moore

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“Tantalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tantalization. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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