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tit·il·la·tion

(tit'i-lā'shŭn),
The act or sensation of tickling.
[L. titillatio, fr. titillo, pp. -atus, to tickle]

titillation

[tit′ilā′shən]
Etymology: L, titillare, to tickle
1 tickling.
2 arousal of the senses.

titillation

(tĭt″ĭl-ā′shŭn) [L. titillatio, a tickling]
1. The act of tickling.
2. The state of being tickled.
3. The sensation produced by tickling.

tit·il·la·tion

(tit'i-lā'shŭn)
The act or sensation of tickling.
[L. titillatio, fr. titillo, pp. -atus, to tickle]
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