Translation of pinprick in Spanish:

pinprick

pinchazo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɪnprɪk//ˈpɪnˌprɪk/

noun

  • 1

    (sensation) pinchazo masculine
    (hole) agujerito masculine
    • India cannot allow political pinpricks from its neighbours to come in the way of pursuing freer regional trade through unilateral action where necessary.
    • He can feel about two-thirds of the normal sensation of being touched and half of the usual intensity of pinpricks.
    • These explorations are, however, mere pinpricks in the impervious hide of western culture.
    • But Anna believed the test, which uses the blood pinprick given to all babies, would have prevented Sonny becoming a financial burden on the health service.
    • Harder than even the 4 inches of reinforced steel below it, it served to make Allied shells, even AP rounds, bounce off like pinpricks.
    • Stork notes that pinpricks show that Jan van Eyck's 1432 portrait of Cardinal Albergati was magnified mechanically, with a proportional compass.
    • Other ballots are more baffling: those with pinpricks across the portion of the card that does not match any contest in the ballot book.
    • The first needle is pushed in gently and I am aware of a slight pinprick.
    • Our selling point is that it requires only a tiny pinprick and it isn't as sore.
    • The country's leaders are worried the sporadic suicide bombings could be relative pinpricks leading up to terrorism on a much larger scale.
    • Brand names take the place of skin - Diane pinpricks a drugged syringe into the foil cover of her competitor Karen's single-serve Evian cup as if it were flesh.
    • She then pinpricks for 45 minutes, lulling most patients into such a state of relaxation that they are unaware of anything but the tiniest tingle.
    • On Jupiter, it blows material clear out of the atmosphere but is nevertheless a mere pinprick to the giant planet.
    • Our economy is so huge that the scenes of destruction, awesome as they are, are only a pinprick.
    • Does it cover the small pinpricks called ‘petechial haemorrhage’?
    • A rash which starts off as tiny red or purple pinpricks and may develop into bruises which do not fade when pressed with a glass.
    • It says: ‘The bubble didnae burst’ and so far, despite a couple of pinpricks, it is still intact.
    • The comment stung Winston's eyes with pinpricks of embarrassment, and he wanted to run until he couldn't see straight.
    • This process enables the donor to gift this precious platelet concentrate to a sick relative with just an hour of gazing absent-mindedly at the smiley blood drop and suffering little more than two pinpricks.
    • And while Gammell's most recent find in India eases the pressure, it is a pinprick in terms of global needs.
    • The stimuli included mechanical pinpricks, electrical stimuli, contact heat, and injection of a low-pH solution.
    • It means patients can get an accurate reading on the day of their clinic appointment and, instead of having to take blood from a vein, patients only have to undergo a pinprick using the new machine.
    • His condemnation of violence and wealth, of government repression and church hypocrisy, brought him administrative pinpricks and excommunication.
    • Each pinprick lasts barely three seconds, and is slightly uncomfortable rather than painful, especially on the forehead, where the skin is very thin.
    • Last night a senior air force officer described the bombing of the sites as a minor operation, a pinprick raid which accomplished what it set out to achieve.
    • These tactics were often not much more than pinpricks; more serious troubles could be brought on by traceable sabotage.
    • Delicate folds, cuts and pinpricks, or lifts at the drawings' corners and the resulting shadows, are all experienced as major events.
    • This recurs in the bunch of bananas covered with pinpricks that, oxidised on contact with the air, form the black outline of a face.
    • But the IRA attacks, of course, were pinpricks compared to the atrocities of 11 September 2001.
    • It was a minor pinprick in his side that his plan had not succeeded.
    • The star can also feel a pinprick over most of his body and can distinguish between hot and cold, and sharp and dull sensations.
    • He picks up a disposable pen and points to two tiny pinpricks.
  • 2

    (minor irritation)
    pequeño inconveniente masculine