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 put hands upon in any way or degree

    :  to commit violence upon

  1. :  the act or fact of touching

    :  the act or an instance of handling or controlling a ball (as in basketball or soccer)

    :  the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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