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Definitions of prod

  1. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a pointed instrument used to prod into motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. urge on; cause to act; "They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A prick or stab which a pointed instrument. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled prodd. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A major cytochrome P-450 enzyme which is inducible by phenobarbital in both the liver and small intestine. It is active in the metabolism of compounds like pentoxyresorufin, testosterone, and androstenedione. CYP2B1 also mediates the activation of cyclophosphamide and ifosfamide to mutagens. EC 1.-. Medical Dictionary DB
  11. A pointed implement or instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad or pointed stick; a punch or prick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To punch or poke with a pointed instrument; hence, to goad or urge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Prodded. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Prodding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To punch; poke. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A pointed instrument. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A thrust; punch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A goad; a prick. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To goad. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. prod, n. a goad, awl: a prick or punch with a pointed instrument.--v.t. to prick. [Perh. brod.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Poke with pointed instrument, end of stick, &c.; (fig.) goad, irritate; (n.) poke, thrust, pointed instrument. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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