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titillate

tit·il·late

titillate

pronunciation:
tI tih leIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: titillated, titillates, titillating
definition 1: to stimulate or excite pleasantly.
Our curiosity was titillated by the article.
antonyms:
bore
similar words:
tantalize, tickle
definition 2: to excite or produce a pleasurable feeling in, usu. by tickling or stroking lightly.
similar words:
tickle
derivations: titillative (adj.), titillatingly (adv.), titillation (n.)