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The bristling of the body hair, as from fear or cold; goose bumps.
[Late Latin horripilātiō, horripilātiōn-, from Latin horripilātus, past participle of horripilāre, to bristle with hairs : horrēre, to tremble + pilāre, to grow hair (from pilus, hair).]
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to cause or undergo horripilation
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hor•rip•i•late(hɔˈrɪp əˌleɪt, hɒ-)
v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to produce horripilation on.
[1615–25; < Latin horripilātus, past participle of horripilāre to become bristly. See horrific, pile3, -ate1]
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|Verb||1.||horripilate - have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps; "I horripilate when I see violence on television"|
experience, have, receive, get - go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
horripilate - cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps; "Hitchcock movies horripilate me"
|2.||horripilate - cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps; "Hitchcock movies horripilate me"|
excite, stir, stimulate - stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
horripilate - have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps; "I horripilate when I see violence on television"
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