Definition of Horripilate

1. Verb. Have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps. "I horripilate when I see violence on television"

Generic synonyms: Experience, Get, Have, Receive
Derivative terms: Horripilation



2. Verb. Cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps. "Hitchcock movies horripilate me"
Generic synonyms: Excite, Stimulate, Stir
Derivative terms: Horripilation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horripilate

horridness
horridnesses
horrific
horrifical
horrifically
horrification
horrifications
horrifick
horrified
horrifier
horrifiers
horrifies
horrify
horrifying
horrifyingly
horripilate (current term)
horripilation
horrisonant
horrisonous
horror
horror-stricken
horror-struck
horror autotoxicus
horror fusionis
horror movie
horror movies
horror story
horrorcore
horrors
horrorstricken

Literary usage of Horripilate

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1. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"They have better homing instincts, estivate, hibernate, horripilate, breed faster, have far keener and probably other senses, excel us in speed ..."

2. Gillette's Industrial Solution: World Corporation; an Account of the by Melvin Linwood Severy (1908)
"... but mention to them his twin, Tweedle-dee, and forthwith their eyes will bulge, their flesh horripilate, and their hair assume a horrent aspect, ..."

3. A Dictionary in Assamese and English by Miles Bronson (1867)
"... ^*ff^T^^f1?, to horripilate or bristle up; to sneer, to make up faces, to show contempt by look. wry face, to mock, to sneer, to ridicule. ..."

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