Pain meaning

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Pain is any sort of mental or physical suffering or distress.

An example of pain is the feeling immediately after breaking a bone.

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The distress or suffering, mental or physical, caused by great anxiety, anguish, grief, disappointment, etc.
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Pain is defined as to hurt or cause suffering.

An example of pain is for intense running to give a person cramps.

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A sensation of hurting, or strong discomfort, in some part of the body, caused by an injury, disease, or functional disorder, and transmitted through the nervous system.
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To cause mental or emotional distress to.
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To cause to suffer; hurt; distress.
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To have or cause pain.
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An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body.
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(countable and uncountable) An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.

The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.

I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.

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(uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.

In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.

The pain of departure was difficult to bear.

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Neuropathic pain.
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To cause physical pain to; hurt.

My feet really pained me after the hike.

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Penalty or punishment.
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Mental or emotional suffering; distress.
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The pangs of childbirth.
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Great care or effort.

Taking pains with one's work.

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(informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance.

Stuffing all these envelopes is a real pain.

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The labor of childbirth.
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Great care or effort.

To take pains with one's work.

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(slang) An annoyance.
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One of the uterine contractions occurring in childbirth.
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(countable) An annoying person or thing.

Your mother is a right pain.

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Labour; effort; pains.
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Nociceptive pain.
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Phantom pain.
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Psychogenic pain.
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To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.

The wound pained him.

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To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.

It pains me to say that I must let you go.

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An English surname, variant of Paine.
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  • Subject to the penalty of (a specified punishment, such as death).
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feel no pain
  • to be drunk
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of pain

  • Middle English from Old French peine from Latin poena penalty, pain from Greek poinē penalty kwei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French and Anglo-Norman peine, paine, from Latin poena (“punishment, pain"), from Ancient Greek ποινή (poinê, “bloodmoney, were-gild, fine, price paid, penalty"). Compare German Pein, Dutch pijn, Afrikaans pyn.

    From Wiktionary