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prickles

verb
present tense third-person singular of prickle

Synonyms of prickles

(Entry 1 of 2)

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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prickles

noun
plural of prickle

Synonyms of prickles (Entry 2 of 2)

as in spikes, barbs

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“Prickles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prickles. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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