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bit·ing

(bī′tĭng)
adj.
1. Causing a stinging sensation; nipping: biting cold.
2. Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic: "Biting remarks revealed her attitude of contempt" (D.H. Lawrence).
3. Of or relating to an animal or animals, especially an insect, capable of biting.

bit′ing·ly adv.
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biting

(ˈbaɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. piercing; keen: a biting wind.
2. sarcastic; incisive: a biting comment.
ˈbitingly adv
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bit•ing

(ˈbaɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. nipping; smarting; keen: biting cold.
2. cutting; sarcastic: a biting remark.
[1250–1300]
bit′ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.biting - capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
2.biting - causing a sharply painful or stinging sensationbiting - causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"
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biting

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biting

adjective
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Translations
قارِس، شَديدلاذِع، جارِح
jedovatýostrýštiplavý
bidende
bítandi, nístandimeinlegur, særandi
acıacımasızalaylıbuz gibiiğneli

biting

[ˈbaɪtɪŋ] ADJ [cold, wind] → cortante; [criticism etc] → mordaz
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biting

[ˈbaɪtɪŋ] adj [wind, cold] → mordant(e); [sarcasm, criticism] → mordant(e)bit-map bitmap [ˈbɪtmæp] (COMPUTING)
n
mode point m
(= bit-map image) → image f en mode point
modif [graphics] → par points
vtpixeliser, pixelliserbit part n (in play, film)petit rôle m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

biting

adjbeißend; cold, wind alsoschneidend
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biting

[ˈbaɪtɪŋ] adj (cold, wind) → pungente; (criticism, sarcasm) → pungente, mordace; (remark) → caustico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bite

(bait) past tense bit (bit) : past participle bitten (ˈbitn) verb
to seize, grasp or tear (something) with the teeth or jaws. The dog bit his leg; He was bitten by a mosquito.
noun
1. an act of biting or the piece or place bitten. a bite from the apple; a mosquito bite.
2. the nibble of a fish on the end of one's line. I've been fishing for hours without a bite.
ˈbiting adjective
1. very cold and causing discomfort. a biting wind.
2. wounding or hurtful. a biting remark.
bite the dust
to fail; to be unsuccessful. That's another scheme that's bitten the dust.
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biting

a. penetrante, picante.
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References in classic literature ?
No one would think of biting such a little thing, except a coward like me," continued the Lion sadly.
And then the red faces made their way through the black biting frost to their own homes, feeling themselves free for the rest of the day to eat, drink, and be merry, and using that Christian freedom without diffidence.
A HOUND having started a Hare on the hillside pursued her for some distance, at one time biting her with his teeth as if he would take her life, and at another fawning upon her, as if in play with another dog.
Still he retained his senses, and warned his companions not to come near him, as he should not be able to restrain himself from biting them.
have the highest risk of biting and cause the most damage.
Bacteria in bite wounds reflects the oral flora of the biting animal, both their own normal flora and that of their food source including ingested prey.
The present study was designed to evaluate the bite forces in a group of healthy young individuals with complete permanent dentition and the factors influencing the biting efficiency such as dental region and sex of the individuals.
Last week I was fishing a cousin's pond and was driven out of my mind by a swarm of buzzing, biting bugs.
George Burroughs was convicted and hanged for witchcraft, including biting his victims.
As with most behaviors, there's a good chance that the amount of pressure a dog applies when he bites is at least partly due to a genetic propensity for hard or soft biting. (But don't despair over what hard-mouthed genes your dog may have inherited; it's also true that, as with most behaviors, the natural strength of a puppy's bite can be modified, at least to some degree.
Only about 200 species have caused death or permanent disability by biting humans.
NHS guidance on bites goes into more specific detail about the nature of human biting. Most cases presented are as a result of young men aged 16-25 fighting, when one person punches another person in the teeth.