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titillate

Verb

1 touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements [syn: tickle, vellicate]
2 excite pleasurably or erotically; "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"

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English

Etymology

Latin tītillāre to tickle.

Verb

  1. To stimulate or excite pleasantly
''I think that if I were bullied by girls in elementary school, and they were cute enough, that would have actually titillated me.

Translations

to excite pleasantly

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affect the interest, amuse, appeal, attract, be attractive, becharm, beckon, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, charm, concern, convulse, delectate, delight, divert, enchant, engage, enliven, enrapture, enravish, entertain, enthrall, entrance, excite, excite interest, exhilarate, fascinate, fetch, flush, fracture one, freak out, give a thrill, imparadise, interest, intoxicate, invite, involve in, kill, knock dead, knock out, loosen up, pique, provoke, raise a laugh, raise a smile, ravish, recreate, refresh, regale, relax, send, slay, solace, stimulate, summon, tantalize, tease, tempt, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, transport, whet the appetite, wow
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