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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pointed)
a. sharp
El ladrón hirió en el brazo a su víctima con un cuchillo punzante.The thief injured his victim in the arm with a sharp knife.
2. (intense)
a. sharp
Llamé a una ambulancia al sentir un dolor punzante en el pecho.I called an ambulance when I started feeling a sharp pain in my chest.
b. stabbing
El hombre no soportó el dolor de cabeza punzante y se tomó dos ibuprofenos.The man couldn't bear the stabbing headache and so he took two ibuprofens.
c. shooting
Julia se asustó porque tenía una sensación punzante en la espalda que no reconocía.Julia got scared because she had a shooting sensation in her back that she couldn't identify.
3. (acid)
a. biting
Marta soltó un comentario punzante que me hizo sentir fatal.Marta let out a biting comment which made me feel horrible.
b. caustic
Utilizaste unas palabras muy punzantes para referirte a mi amiga, por eso se enfadó.You used some very caustic words to talk about my friend. That's why she got mad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (que pincha)
a. sharp
2. (intenso)
a. sharp, stabbing
3. (mordaz)
a. caustic
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 [+dolor] shooting; stabbing
2 [+instrumento] sharp
3 [+comentario] biting; caustic
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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