Meaning of urticate

ur•ti•cate

Pronunciation: (ûr'ti-kāt"), [key]
— v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to sting with or as if with nettles.
  2. to whip with or as if with nettles, esp. so as to produce a stinging sensation; flog; lash.
—v.i.
  1. to sting in the manner of a nettle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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