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noun [countable] sting pronunciation in British English /stɪŋ/
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singularsting
pluralstings
  1. 1
    the pain that you feel when an insect, animal, or plant stings you, or the mark on your body where this happens

    He had a nasty wasp sting on his leg.

    How do you treat bee stings?

    1. a.
      British the sharp part of an insect’s or animal’s body that it can push into your skin
  2. 2
    a sudden pain or uncomfortable feeling

    She felt the sting of tears in her eyes.

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