A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
(Figuratively) Anything sharp or unpleasant to the feelings.
The experience or feeling of being pierced or punctured by a small, sharp object. [from 13th c.]
The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
(Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
(Physiology) The elicitation of a response to a stimulus in a plant or animal organ or tissue, especially in a nerve or muscle.
A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
The definition of a spike is a piece of something that is thick and long with a pointed and sharp end, usually made of metal.
(Medicine) A device to immobilize a body part.
A thorn, prickle, or barb.
Any of numerous often weedy plants of several genera of the composite family, including Cirsium, Carduus, and Onopordum, having prickly leaves and floral bracts.
An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments:
A thing or person that annoys
Something that disturbs one's comfort; an annoyance.
Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
Vexation is something that causes you to be annoyed or distressed.
A small spike; esp., an individual unit of a flower cluster of a grass
(Botany) A strong, sharp-pointed outgrowth derived from a leaf or leaf part.
Lace worked by the needle.
(Slang) Any sharp medical device, as a hypodermic needle
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