Definitions for urtication
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ur•ti•cateˈɜr tɪˌkeɪt(v.i.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.
(of skin) to erupt with hives.
Origin of urticate:
1835–45; < ML urtīcātus, ptp. of urtīcāre to sting, der. of L urtīca nettle
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
a sensation of having been stung by nettles
the development of urticaria (hives)
The sensation of being stung by nettles
Beating the skin with nettles (formerly used to treat paralysis)
the act or process of whipping or stinging with nettles; -- sometimes used in the treatment of paralysis