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Definition 1: a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for prickle in the sense of this definition

(prickle is a kind of ...) a stiff sharp-pointed plant process

(... is a kind of prickle ) a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)

Definition 2: make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn - [verb of contact]

Samples where prickle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample

Synonyms for prickle in the sense of this definition

(prickle is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

(... is a kind of prickle ) prick with a needle

Definition 3: cause a stinging or tingling sensation - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for prickle in the sense of this definition

(prickle is a kind of ...) have or perceive an itch

"I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

Definition 4: cause a prickling sensation - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for prickle in the sense of this definition

(prickle is a kind of ...) cause a stinging pain

"The needle pricked his skin"

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