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1. The formation or development of hives.
2. The sensation of having been stung by nettles.
3. A lashing with nettles formerly used to treat a paralyzed part of the body.
1. (Pathology) a burning or itching sensation
2. (Pathology) another name for urticaria
3. (Medicine) a former method of producing counterirritation of the skin by beating the area with nettles
the former practice of flogging a paralyzed limb or part with nettles, for the stimulating effect.See also: Remedies
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|Noun||1.||urtication - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs|
hypersensitivity reaction - an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock
|2.||urtication - a sensation of having been stung by nettles|