Pronunciation: (ûr'ti-kāt"), [key]
—v., -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.
to sting in the manner of a nettle.
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