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titillate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtɪt.ɪ.leɪt/ us  
to make someone excited intentionally but only a little, usually with sexual images or descriptions: So many adverts nowadays are designed to titillate. humorous Carter's biography is only spoiled by the fact that he refuses to titillate (= interest) his readers with any gossip.
titillation
noun [U] uk   /ˌtɪt.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
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