I encountered this word while playing QuizUp today, and did a search for it. However, no major dictionaries listed this word, and Google seemed to only turn up a couple of sites. This is a pity, as I feel that this word is interesting and deserves more use.
A German-English dictionary discussion forum had a discussion regarding a sentence containing this word. One poster claims that:
The person using "illtiated"[sic] must be familiar with Peter Novobatzky's and Ammon Shea's "Depraved English" [New York St. Martin's Press, c1999. This is so far the only source where I found "illitated", given as a verb with the meaning "to overdecorate the female face." The authors warn the readers not to be confused with "irritate", even though "illitating" might indeed irritate friends, husbands, or anybody with good taste."
This piece of work on Deviant Art dedicated to the word also references the same source:
(all source material from “Words to Offend and Amuse: Depraved and Insulting English” by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea)
I do understand that words can be coined (as Shakespeare successfully did), but is this an example of a word that was once used but fell into disuse, or was it a relatively unsuccessful coinage? And in either case, what is its etymology?