titillate

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verb tit·il·late \ˈti-tə-ˌlāt\

Definition of titillate

titillated

;

titillating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to excite pleasurably :  arouse by stimulation

  3. 2 :  tickle 1

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to act as a stimulant to pleasurable excitement

titillation

play \ˌti-tə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

titillative

play \ˈti-tə-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of titillate in a Sentence

  1. a film made to titillate the audience

  2. writing that titillates and provokes

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Origin and Etymology of titillate

Latin titillatus, past participle of titillare


TITILLATE Defined for English Language Learners

titillate

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Definition of titillate for English Language Learners

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



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