Definition of titillate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

titillate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪleɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive](often disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they titillate
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪleɪt//
 
he / she / it titillates
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪleɪts//
 
past simple titillated
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪleɪtɪd//
 
past participle titillated
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form titillating
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtɪleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtɪleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to interest or excite somebody, especially in a sexual way titillating pictures titillate something a story intended to titillate the imagination of the public a selection of dishes to titillate your palate Word Origin early 17th cent. (earlier (Middle English) as titillation): from Latin titillat- ‘tickled’, from the verb titillare.
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