ur·ti·cate, -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
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.
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]