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Pain meaning

pain - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. cause emotional anguish or make miserable; " It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
  2. 2. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
  3. 3. Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart.
  4. 4. Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
  5. 5. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish.
  6. 6. See Pains, labor, effort.
  7. 7. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
  8. 8. To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.
  9. 9. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.
  10. 10. Mental or bodily suffering; in.
  11. 11. To give pain to distress.

pain - examples of usage

  1. What particle of pain beyond the pact He made with his eyes wide open, long ago- Made and was, if not glad, content to make?
  2. The pain of her loss shot through her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I have not wished to interfere; I have not wished to give you pain. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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