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

1 sense of prickling

Sense 1
prickling, tingle, tingling -- (a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles)
       => somesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation -- (the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes")

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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