Definition of Aching

1. Noun. A dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain.

Exact synonyms: Ache
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Specialized synonyms: Odontalgia, Toothache, Backache, Cephalalgia, Head Ache, Headache, Bellyache, Gastralgia, Stomach Ache, Stomachache, Earache, Otalgia
Derivative terms: Ache, Ache, Achy, Ache, Ache



2. Adjective. Causing a dull and steady pain. "Her old achy joints"
Exact synonyms: Achy
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Ache

Definition of Aching

1. a. That aches; continuously painful. See Ache.

Definition of Aching

1. Verb. (present participle of ache) ¹

2. Adjective. That aches; continuously painful. See ache ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aching

1. ache [v] - See also: ache

Medical Definition of Aching

1. That aches; continuously painful. See Ache. Ach"ingly, "The aching heart, the aching head." (Longfellow) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aching

achievings
achillea
achilleas
achilles' tendon
achilles tendon
achillobursitis
achillodynia
achillorrhaphy
achillotenotomy
achillotomy
achilous
achily
achimenes
achiness
achinesses
aching (current term)
achingly
achings
achiote
achiotes
achira
achiral
achirality
achirotopic
achkan
achkans
achlamydate
achlamydeous
achlorhydria

Literary usage of Aching

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1921)
"FROM PENT-UP aching RIVERS FROM pent-up aching rivers, From that of myself without which I were nothing, From what I am determin'd to make illustrious, ..."

2. The Poet at the Breakfast-table: He Talks with His Fellow-boarders and the by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1891)
"Not the less are there moments when the aching need of repose comes over us and the re- ... aching ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1873)
"... aching of the extremities, soreness of the month or eyes, and relief with the appearance of the discharge. There was also increased mental activity, ..."

4. Health and how to Get it by Charles Lee Bryson (1912)
"FEET, aching. Few trials are more distressing to man or woman than to have sore, tired, ... Use whatever applicator is most grateful to the aching foot, ..."

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