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TITILLATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does titillate mean? 

TITILLATE (verb)
  The verb TITILLATE has 2 senses:

1. touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
2. excite pleasurably or erotically

  Familiarity information: TITILLATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TITILLATE (verb)


Sense 1titillate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

tickle; titillate; vellicate

Hypernyms (to "titillate" is one way to...):

itch (have or perceive an itch)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2titillate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excite pleasurably or erotically

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine

Hypernyms (to "titillate" is one way to...):

excite; shake; shake up; stimulate; stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of)

"Titillate" entails doing...:

delight; please (give pleasure to or be pleasing to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The good news will titillate her


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