1Stimulate or excite (someone), especially in a sexual way: these journalists are paid to titillate the public
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- We viewers are titillated by images we have ostensibly come to decry.
- They enter into a Faustian pact with the general public: in order to sustain our interest they have to continually titillate us with revelations.
- I was really more than interested - I was deeply titillated by it.
Early 17th century (earlier (Middle English) as titillation): from Latin titillat- 'tickled', from the verb titillare.
Titillate is from Latin titillare ‘to tickle’.
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