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titillate

verb [I or T]     /ˈtɪt.ɪ.leɪt/
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 .Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring titillation     /ˌtɪt.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
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