Pain

Noun

  • (uncountable, obsolete) Suffering inflicted as punishment or penalty.

    "Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. — DrydenWe will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him. — Bacon"

  • (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."

  • (uncountable, obsolete) Suffering inflicted as punishment or penalty.

    "You may not leave this room on pain of death."

  • (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.

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

  • (countable) An annoying person or thing.

    "Your mother is a right pain."

  • Labour; effort; pains.
  • (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."

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

    "The pain of departure was difficult to bear."

Verb

  • (transitive) To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.

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

  • (transitive) 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."

  • (transitive, obsolete) To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

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