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paresthesia or paraesthesia
noun: A sensation of pricking, tingling, burning, etc. on the skin.
From Greek para- (at, beyond) + aisthesis (sensation or perception). Ultimately from the Indo-European root au- (to perceive) that also gave us audio, audience, audit, auditorium, anesthesia, aesthetic, anesthetic, esthesia, synesthesia, and obey. Earliest documented use: 1848.
"Cronk muttered to himself, wiggling his right foot in an effort to relieve the paresthesia."
Bruce Banta; A Dead Man's Chest; Xlibris; 2011.
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