Formicate For"mi*cate, a. [L. formica an ant.] (Zo["o]l.) Resembling, or pertaining to, an ant or ants. [1913 Webster]

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  • Formicate — For mi*cate (f[^o]r m[i^]*k[=a]t), v. i. [See {Formication}.] To creep or crawl like ants; swarm with, or as with, ants. An open space which formicated with peasantry. Lowell. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • formicate — verb a) To move like ants. b) To have a sensation like the movement of ants …   Wiktionary

  • formicate — v. crawl like ants, creep like ants; swarm with ants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • formicate — /ˈfɔməkeɪt/ (say fawmuhkayt) verb (i) (formicated, formicating) to swarm with moving beings, as ants. {Latin formīcātus, past participle of formīcāre creep like ants} …   Australian English dictionary

  • formicate — verb crawl about like ants • Derivationally related forms: ↑formication • Hypernyms: ↑crawl, ↑creep • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • formication — noun An abnormal skin sensation similar to that of insects crawling over or within the skin; a tactile hallucination involving such a sensation. A common side effect of substance abuse, it can also be experienced with high fever, menopause, skin… …   Wiktionary

  • sensibility — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Receptivity Nouns 1. sensibility, sensitivity, sensitiveness; feeling, perceptivity, esthetics; sensation, impression; consciousness (see knowledge); sensorium. 2. (mental sensibility) sensibleness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • formic —   a. pertaining to ants.    ♦ formicarian, a. pertaining to ant hill.    ♦ formicary, n. ant hill.    ♦ formicate, v.i. creep or swarm like ants.    ♦ formication, n. feeling as of ants crawling over skin.    ♦ formicative, a.    ♦ formicide, n.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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