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ur·ti·cate  audio  (ûrt-kt) KEY 

VERB:
ur·ti·cat·ed, ur·ti·cat·ing, ur·ti·cates
VERB:
tr.
To sting or whip with or as if with nettles.
VERB:
intr.
To produce a stinging or itching sensation.
ADJECTIVE:
(-kt, -kt)
Characterized by the presence of hives.

ETYMOLOGY:
Medieval Latin urticre, urtict-, from Latin urtica, nettle


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