prickles 1 of 2

present tense third-person singular of prickle
as in pokes
to cause or experience an unpleasant feeling that is like the feeling of having many small, sharp points against your skin The burrs were prickling my arm. The wool sweater prickled my skin.

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plural of prickle

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“Prickles.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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