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Noun
An unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
“I knocked my knee against the chair and felt a sharp pain.”
Noun
Mental torment or distress
“Billy is almost over the pain from his break-up with Monique.”
Noun
The condition or fact of suffering or anguish
“The hurricane would inflict pain on the townsfolk as they struggled to rebuild their lives.”
Noun
A person or thing which causes annoyance
“Having to do my chores every week is such a pain.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "pains") Effort taken towards a particular objective
“He took great pains to resist eating an extra slice of chocolate mud cake.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "pains") Care taken towards a particular objective
“The artist took great pains to ensure he paid attention to every last detail.”
Verb
To cause physical pain to
“I am unable to play tennis because my injured elbow still continues to pain me.”
Verb
To cause unease in one's mental state
“The traumatic experience would pain her for several years to come.”
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