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Definition of pain:

  1. 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.
  2. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
  3. See Pains, labor, effort.
  4. Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
  5. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
  6. 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.
  7. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.
  8. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish.


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Usage examples:

  • " And for pain, also," said Mr. Markland.

    - "The Good Time Coming", T. S. Arthur.
  • Loss and pain risk'd?

    - "The Unknown Eros", Coventry Patmore.
  • I have known pain indeed!

    - "The Deserted Woman", Honore de Balzac.