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Box jellyfish stings received by Chloe McCardel on her swim across the Florida Straits
verb, noun - Sting has various meanings:

1. To pierce or wound painfully with or as if with a sharp-pointed structure or organ, as that of jellyfish.
2. To cause to feel a sharp, smarting pain by or as if by pricking with a tentacle of a jellyfish.
3. To inflict a wound on (a human) by the injection of venom.

1. The act of stinging.
2. The wound or pain caused by or as if by stinging.

[edit] Origins

Middle English stingen, from Old English stingan; see stegh- in Indo-European roots.

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