stung

[ stuhng ]
/ stʌŋ /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of sting.

Related forms

un·stung, adjective

Definition for stung (2 of 2)

sting

[ sting ]
/ stɪŋ /

verb (used with object), stung or (Obsolete) stang; stung; sting·ing.

verb (used without object), stung or (Obsolete) stang; stung; sting·ing.

noun

Origin of sting

before 900; (v.) Middle English stingen, Old English stingan to pierce; cognate with Old Norse stinga to pierce, Gothic -stangan (in usstangan to pull out); (noun) Middle English sting(e), Old English: act of stinging, derivative of the v.

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British Dictionary definitions for stung (1 of 2)

stung

/ (stʌŋ) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of sting

adjective

Australian slang drunk; intoxicated

British Dictionary definitions for stung (2 of 2)

sting

/ (stɪŋ) /

verb stings, stinging or stung

noun

Derived Forms

stinging, adjectivestingingly, adverbstingingness, noun

Word Origin for sting

Old English stingan; related to Old Norse stinga to pierce, Gothic usstangan to pluck out, Greek stakhus ear of corn
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Medicine definitions for stung

sting

[ stĭng ]

v.

To pierce or wound painfully with or as if with a sharp-pointed structure or organ, as that of certain insects.
To introduce venom by stinging.
To cause to feel a sharp smarting pain by or as if by pricking with a sharp point.

n.

The act of stinging.
The wound or pain caused by or as if by stinging.
The venom apparatus of a stinging organism.
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Idioms and Phrases with stung

sting


see take the sting out of.

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