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prickly

  
1       adj   Something that is prickly feels rough and uncomfortable, as if it has a lot of prickles.  
The bunk mattress was hard, the blankets prickly and slightly damp...     
2       adj   Someone who is prickly loses their temper or gets upset very easily.   (=touchy)  
You know how prickly she is.     
3       adj   A prickly issue or subject is one that is rather complicated and difficult to discuss or resolve.   (=thorny)  
The issue is likely to prove a prickly one.     


prickly heat     
Prickly heat is a condition caused by very hot weather, in which your skin becomes hot, uncomfortable, and covered with tiny bumps.      n-uncount  
prickly pear        ( prickly pears    plural  ) A prickly pear is a kind of cactus that has round fruit with prickles on. The fruit, which you can eat, is also called a prickly pear.      n-count  
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n.
A water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
n.
A process by which fish are taken from a weir with the use of a net which is dipped in the water
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014

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