1. any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
1. sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
Similar word(s): urticate
2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Sentences with nettle as a verb:
- The children were badly nettled after playing in the field.