Definition of urticate
: to produce wheals or itching; especially : to induce hives
urticationplay \ˌər-tə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
Recent Examples of urticate from the Web
Urticating hairs, bristly and very sharp, cover a tarantula’s abdomen and legs and make the spider very unappetizing for any potential predator.
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Origin and Etymology of urticate
Medieval Latin urticatus, past participle of urticare to sting, from Latin urtica
First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
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