Definitions for urtication

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ur•ti•cateˈɜr tɪˌkeɪt(v.i.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. (of skin) to erupt with hives.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of urticate:

1835–45; < ML urtīcātus, ptp. of urtīcāre to sting, der. of L urtīca nettle

ur`ti•ca′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urtication, urticaria, hives, nettle rash(noun)

    an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs

  2. urtication(noun)

    a sensation of having been stung by nettles

Wiktionary

  1. urtication(Noun)

    the development of urticaria (hives)

  2. urtication(Noun)

    The sensation of being stung by nettles

  3. urtication(Noun)

    Beating the skin with nettles (formerly used to treat paralysis)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urtication(noun)

    the act or process of whipping or stinging with nettles; -- sometimes used in the treatment of paralysis

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