Definition of painful to the touch
- His ankle is swollen and painful to the touch.
: feeling or giving pain
: irksome, annoying
: requiring effort or exertion
: 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 put hands upon in any way or degree
: to take into the hands or mouth
: the act or fact of touching
: the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived
: a specified sensation that arises in response to stimulation of the tactile receptors : feel
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