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prickle

prick·le

prickle

 
 
pronunciation:
prI kl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, sharp, pointed growth or extension, such as a plant thorn.
The guide warned us that these pine cones are covered with prickles.
similar words:
bur, needle, spur, thorn
definition 2: a sensation of being pricked; prick or tingle.
synonyms:
prick, tingle
similar words:
itch, pins and needles
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prickled, prickles, prickling
definition 1: to make a slight prick or pricks in or on.
similar words:
nick, pink, prick
definition 2: to cause a sensation of being lightly pricked in or on.
Fear prickled his skin.
similar words:
tickle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to feel a tingling as though lightly pricked.
My scalp prickled with fear.
similar words:
tickle, tingle
definition 2: to arise or point up, like a thorn.
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