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English definition of “sting”

sting

noun (HURT)    /stɪŋ/
[C or S] a sudden burning pain in your eyes, on your skin, etc., or the ability to cause such pain: She had several bee stings. the sting of salt in a wound Some types of jellyfish have a powerful sting.Pain and painful [S] the feeling of being upset by something: the sting of defeatSadness and regret [C] UK (US stinger) a pointed part of an insect, plant, or animal that goes through a person's or animal's skin and leaves behind poisonParts of plantsMiscellaneous animal body parts
(Definition of sting noun (HURT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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