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Definition of "urticating" []

  • Present participle of urticate. (verb)

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Use "urticating" in a sentence
  • "A gram of urticating hairs to the correct guesser!"
  • "The other was pois gratter, the itching pea, a species of Mucuna that has extremely nasty urticating hairs on its seed pod, hairs that can make you feel that you have slivers of glass under your skin."
  • "In the case of the jelly-fishes, it has been pointed out that their well-known urticating or stinging powers would make them at least unpleasant, if not dangerous, food for fishes; and that consequently the luminosity by which so many of them are characterized at night may serve at once as a warning to predatory fishes and as a protection to themselves."
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