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English definition of “prickle”

prickle

verb     /ˈprɪk.l̩/
[T] If thin , sharp objects prickle you, they cause slight pain by touching against your skin : She lay on the grass and the stiff dry grass prickled the back of her legs .Skin complaints and blemishes [I] If part of your body prickles, it feels as if a lot of sharp points are touching it because you are frightened or excited : Turner started to be worried and felt the back of his neck prickle.Pain and painful
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