Definition of Prickling

1. Noun. A somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles.

Exact synonyms: Tingle, Tingling
Generic synonyms: Somaesthesia, Somatesthesia, Somatic Sensation, Somesthesia
Specialized synonyms: Pins And Needles
Derivative terms: Prickle, Prickle, Tingle, Tingle

Definition of Prickling

1. a. Prickly.

Definition of Prickling

1. Verb. (present participle of prickle) ¹

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Definition of Prickling

1. prickle [v] - See also: prickle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prickling

prickle cell
prickling (current term)
prickly-seeded spinach
prickly ash
prickly custard apple
prickly heat
prickly lettuce
prickly oak
prickly pear
prickly pear cactus
prickly pears
prickly pine
prickly poppy
prickly shield fern

Literary usage of Prickling

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1. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1888)
"The slightest touch on the tips of the fingers caused great pain, with an exaggeration of prickling, and the sensitiveness ..."

2. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"Sudden paroxysms of shivering.—Heat with firm, hard pulse.—Great warmth in scalp with prickling.—Heat of cheeks with redness. —Tremor in every blood-vessel. ..."

3. On Intermittent Fever and Other Malarious Diseases by Israel Shipman Pelton Lord (1871)
"Nux and Ars. are better, and though numbness and prickling are characteristic of Nux, they are equally so of Puls., and I would quite as soon have Pals. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1875)
"When applied to enlarged glands, the part felt very cold, but immediately after, a gradual heat, accompanied with great prickling; the heat increasing the ..."

5. Hull's Jahr: A New Manual of Homoeopathic Practice by Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr, Amos Gerald Hull, Frederick Greenwood Snelling, Charles Julius Hempel (1885)
prickling and burning in the feet. °Twitching of the feet during sleep. *Profuse sweat of the feet. °Suppression of the sweat of the feet. ..."

6. The Chronic Diseases; Their Specific Nature and Homoeopathic Treatment by Samuel Hahnemann (1846)
"Fine burning and prickling at different places of the chest, especially upon the sternum, (after one hour.) When standing, painful palpitation of the heart. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... characterized by the blight prickling sensation produced on the palate (caused by the presence of bubbles of carbonic acid ga* in the wine), ..."

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