urtricate

Vayu Son

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if someone could post the definition, correct spelling, and latin roots of urtricate as in urtricating hairs i would be grateful.



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bness2

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Here's what Random House dictionary says:

ur·ti·cate, -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
–v.t.
1. to sting with or as if with nettles.
2. to whip with or as if with nettles, esp. so as to produce a stinging sensation; flog; lash.
–v.i.
3. to sting in the manner of a nettle.
[1835–45; < ML urticatus (ptp. of urticare to sting), equiv. to L uric(a) nettle + -atus -ATE]
 
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