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English definition of “tantalize”

tantalize

verb [T] (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 verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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