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Adjective
Feeling, or causing, (typically slight or stinging) pain
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“He dipped the cloth gingerly into the cold water in the basin and applied it to his smarting face.”
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(of the air or wind) Extremely cold
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Able to make a way through or into something
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Feeling or expressing great anger
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Noun
An unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
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A localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection
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Annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated
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Verb
Present participle for to feel physical pain, usually a sharp or stinging sensation
“Nigella's hand would smart for hours after she accidentally grabbed the hot pan from out of the oven without using a mitt.”
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Present participle for to feel emotionally upset
“Donald would smart and stew over Barry's condescending comments about him at a public function.”
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