Definition of Titillate

1. Verb. Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements. "Did he titillate his foot? "

Exact synonyms: Tickle, Vellicate
Generic synonyms: Itch
Derivative terms: Tickle, Tickle, Tickling, Titillation, Vellication



2. Verb. Excite pleasurably or erotically. "The good news will titillate her"; "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"
Generic synonyms: Excite, Shake, Shake Up, Stimulate, Stir
Entails: Delight, Please
Derivative terms: Titillation

Definition of Titillate

1. v. t. & i. To tickle; as, to titillate the nose with a feather.

Definition of Titillate

1. Verb. To stimulate or excite pleasantly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Titillate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Titillate

tithings
tithly
tithonia
tithonias
tithonic
tithonicity
tithonographic
tithonometer
tithonometers
tithymal
tithymals
titi
titi family
titi monkey
titians
titillate (current term)
titillated
titillates
titillating
titillatingly
titillations
titillative
titin
titipounamu
titis
titivate
titivated
titivates
titivating

Literary usage of Titillate

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1. A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1887)
"Mr. Stormonth in his Dictionary derives tickle from titillate, to touch the skin lightly with the fingers, ... he uses the word in the sense of titillate ..."

2. The Mysteries of Opium Reveal'd by John Jones (1701)
"... and finely titillate itie Membranes, and Spiritui»»/»»; therefore to make them highly and charmingly ..."

3. Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Providence by Emanuel Swedenborg, George Woolworth Colton (1918)
"What kinds of unclean things there are that titillate the bodily fibres of such persons it is granted to every one after death to know in the spiritual ..."

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