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English definition of “tantalize”

tantalize

verb [T] uk (UK usually tantalise)   /ˈtæn.təl.aɪz/ us    /-ə.laɪz/
to make someone feel excited or attracted by an offer or a suggestion of something that is, in fact, unlikely to happenAttracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attractionMaking people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of tantalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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