5 letter word starting with stin

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sting verb t. Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion., A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it., Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach., The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging., A goad; incitement., The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying., To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands., To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite., To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.
stink verb i. To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor., To cause to stink; to affect by a stink., A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.
stint noun Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little stint of India (Tringa minuta), etc. Called also pume., A phalarope., To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance., To put an end to; to stop., To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent., To serve successfully; to get with foal; — said of mares., To stop; to cease., Limit; bound; restraint; extent., Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.