intransitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
to sting with or as with nettles
Origin of urticatefrom Medieval Latin urticatus, past participle of urticare, to sting from Classical Latin urtica, a nettle, probably from urere, to burn: see uredo
verbur·ti·cat·ed, ur·ti·cat·ing, ur·ti·cates
To sting or whip with or as if with nettles.
To produce a stinging or itching sensation.
Characterized by the presence of hives.
Origin of urticateMedieval Latin urticāre urticāt- from Latin urtica nettle