verb (used with object), tit·il·lat·ed, tit·il·lat·ing.

  1. to excite or arouse agreeably: to titillate the fancy.
  2. to tickle; excite a tingling or itching sensation in, as by touching or stroking lightly.

verb (tr)

  1. to arouse, tease, interest, or excite pleasurably and often superficially
  2. to cause a tickling or tingling sensation in, esp by touching

v.1610s, back-formation from titillation. Related: Titillated; titillating.

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