painful to the touch

idiom

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

Examples of painful to the touch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some arthritis can become so severe that the joints are inflamed, swollen, and painful to the touch. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2024 He was sent home with a tetanus shot and antibiotics, but the injury got worse over the next few days, becoming red, swollen and painful to the touch. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 9 June 2023 These types of pimples can feel painful to the touch. Sydney Poe, chicagotribune.com, 7 Apr. 2021 The rash is red, sometimes itchy and painful to the touch, and can be as much five or six inches across. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2021

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“Painful to the touch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/painful%20to%20the%20touch. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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