Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prickle

1 sense of prickle

Sense 1
spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet -- (a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf)
       => aculeus -- (a stiff sharp-pointed plant process)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prickle

3 senses of prickle

Sense 1
prickle, prick -- (cause a prickling sensation)
       => prick, sting, twinge -- (cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin")

Sense 2
tingle, prickle -- (cause a stinging or tingling sensation)
       => itch -- (have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!")

Sense 3
prickle, prick -- (make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

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