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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To stimulate by touching lightly; tickle.
  • intransitive verb To excite (another) pleasurably, superficially or erotically.
  • intransitive verb To excite another, especially in a superficial, pleasurable manner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tickle; excite a tickling or tingling sensation in; hence, to excite pleasurably; exhilarate; elate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To tickle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To stimulate or excite pleasantly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
  • verb excite pleasurably or erotically

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin tītillāre, tītillāt-, to tickle.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin tītillō ("tickle").

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