painful to the touch

Definition of painful to the touch

  1. :  hurting if touched His ankle is swollen and painful to the touch.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  feeling or giving pain

    :  irksome, annoying

    :  requiring effort or exertion

  1. :  to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

    :  to strike or push lightly especially with the hand or foot or an implement

    :  to lay hands upon (one afflicted with scrofula) with intent to heal

  1. :  a light stroke, tap, or push

    :  a hit against an opponent in fencing

    :  the act or fact of touching

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