Pain is any sort of mental or physical suffering or distress.(noun)
An example of pain is the feeling immediately after breaking a bone.
Pain is defined as to hurt or cause suffering.(verb)
An example of pain is for intense running to give a person cramps.
See pain in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME peine < OFr < L poena, penalty, punishment: see penal
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French peine
Origin: , from Latin poena, penalty, pain
Origin: , from Greek poinē, penalty; see kwei-1 in Indo-European roots.
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a deriving of sexual pleasure from inflicting or enduring pain. Cf. masochism, sadism. —algolagnist, n. —algolagnic, adj.
measurement of pain by means of an algometer, an instrument for determining sensitivity to pain produced by pressure. —algometric, algometrical, adj.
a love of pain.
an extreme fear of pain. Cf. odynophobia.
pain in the nerves of the upper arm.
a burning or other painful feeling in the stomach or esophagus; heartburn.
Medicine.1. a pain in the head.
2. a headache. Also called cephalgia, cephalodynia.
pain in the hip joint.
neuralgia of the skin.
anything that drives away pain.
pain in the stomach or abdominal region.
1. Medicine. a pain or aching on one side of the head.
a decreased sensibility to pain. Also hypalgesia.
an unusually high sensitivity to pain. —hyperalgesic, adj.
pain in the uterus.
1. Psychiatry. a condition in which sexual gratification is achieved through suffering physical pain and humiliation, especially inflicted on oneself.
2. any gratification gained from pain or deprivation inflicted or imposed on oneself. Cf. sadism. —masochist, n. —masochistic, adj.
Medicine. a pain in a tooth. —odontalgic, adj.
an abnormal fear of pain.
Medicine. an earache. —otalgic, adj.
pain in the eyes caused by light.
pain in the rectum.
neuralgia affecting the face.
mental or psychic pain.
pain affecting the spine. —rachialgic, adj.
1. Psychiatry. a sexual gratification gained through causing physical pain or humiliation.
2. any enjoyment in being cruel. Cf. masochism. —sadist, n. —sadistic, adj.
Psychiatry. a condition of disturbed and destructive personality marked by the presence of both sadistic and masochistic traits. —sado-masochist, n. —sadomasochistic, adj.
an indifference to pleasure or pain. —stoic, n., adj. —stoical, adj.
pain in one part of the body resulting from hurt or injury in another part; referred pain.
pain in the womb or uterus.
sadism directed toward animals. —zoosadist, n. —zoosadistic, adj.
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