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formicate (FOR mi kayt") (verb), formicates; formicated; formicating
1. To have a sensation on the skin as if ants are crawling around: To formicate is a neurologically based hallucinating process in which people feel as if insects are creeping all over their skin, sometimes as a result of abusing themselves with drugs or alcohol.
2. To crawl or to collect in swarms; such as, ants: Mrs. Jones was quite disturbed by the many insects that she saw formicating across her kitchen floor!
3. Etymology: from Latin formicare, "to crawl like an ant".
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