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"
EtymologyLatin tītillāre to tickle.
- ''I think that if I were bullied by girls in elementary school, and they were cute enough, that would have actually titillated me.
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