- Historical the flogging of a paralyzed limb, etc. with nettles for the stimulating effect produced
- any sensation of stinging or itching
- the formation of urticarial wheals
Origin of urticationMedieval Latin urticatio
- The formation or development of hives.
- The sensation of having been stung by nettles.
- A lashing with nettles formerly used to treat a paralyzed part of the body.