Pronunciation: (prik'ul), [key]
—n., v., -led, -ling.
1. a sharp point.
2. a small, pointed process growing from the bark of a plant.
3. a sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal; a spine.
4. a pricking sensation.
1. to prick lightly.
2. to cause a pricking or tingling sensation in.
to tingle as if pricked.
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