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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Formication  \For`mi*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  formicatio,  fr  formicare 
  to  creep  like  an  ant,  to  feel  as  if  ants  were  crawling  on 
  one's  self  fr  formica  ant:  cf  F.  formication.]  (Med.) 
  A  sensation  resembling  that  made  by  the  creeping  of  ants  on 
  the  skin.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  formication 
  n  :  hallucinated  sensation  that  insects  or  snakes  are  crawling 
  over  the  skin;  a  common  side-effect  of  extensive  use  of 
  cocaine  or  amphetamines 




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