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Definition of titillate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

titillate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtɪt̮lˌeɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive] (often disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they titillate
 
he / she / it titillates
 
past simple titillated
 
-ing form titillating
 
 
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to interest or excite someone, 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
titillation
 
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NAmE//ˌtɪt̮lˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] newspaper stories that are intended for titillation, not information
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