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PRICKLING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does prickling mean? 

PRICKLING (noun)
  The noun PRICKLING has 1 sense:

1. a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

  Familiarity information: PRICKLING used as a noun is very rare.


PRICKLING (adjective)
  The adjective PRICKLING has 1 sense:

1. causing or experiencing a painful shivering feeling as from many tiny pricks

  Familiarity information: PRICKLING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRICKLING (noun)


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Meaning:

A somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prickling; tingling; tingle

Hypernyms ("prickling" is a kind of...):

somaesthesia; somatesthesia; somatic sensation; somesthesia (the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prickling"):

pins and needles (a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation)


PRICKLING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Causing or experiencing a painful shivering feeling as from many tiny pricks

Synonyms:

prickling; stinging; tingling

Context examples:

a prickling blush of embarrassment / the tingling feeling in a foot that has gone to sleep / the stinging windblown sleet

Similar:

painful (causing physical or psychological pain)


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