Definition of Pain

1. Noun. A symptom of some physical hurt or disorder. "The patient developed severe pain and distension"

2. Verb. Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed.
Exact synonyms: Ail, Trouble
Generic synonyms: Hurt
Specialized synonyms: Break Out, Erupt, Recrudesce
Derivative terms: Ailment, Trouble

3. Noun. Emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid. "The pain of loneliness"
Exact synonyms: Painfulness
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Growing Pains, Unpleasantness, Mental Anguish, Hurt, Suffering, Distress, Hurt, Suffering
Antonyms: Pleasure
Derivative terms: Painful, Painful

4. Verb. Cause emotional anguish or make miserable. "The bad news will pain him"; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
Exact synonyms: Anguish, Hurt
Generic synonyms: Discomfit, Discompose, Disconcert, Untune, Upset
Specialized synonyms: Break Someone's Heart, Agonise, Agonize, Try, Excruciate, Rack, Torment, Torture
Causes: Suffer
Derivative terms: Anguish, Anguish, Hurt

5. Noun. A somatic sensation of acute discomfort. "As the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"

6. Noun. A bothersome annoying person. "That kid is a terrible pain"

7. Noun. Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness. "He's not a friend, he's an infliction"
Exact synonyms: Annoyance, Bother, Botheration, Infliction, Pain In The Ass, Pain In The Neck
Generic synonyms: Negative Stimulus
Specialized synonyms: Nuisance, Irritant, Thorn, Plague
Derivative terms: Bother, Bother, Bother, Bother

Definition of Pain

1. n. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.

2. v. t. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

Definition of Pain

1. Proper noun. An English surname, variant of Paine. ¹

2. Noun. (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. ¹

3. Noun. The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude. ¹

4. Noun. An annoying person or thing. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish. ¹

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Definition of Pain

1. to cause pain (suffering or distress) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pain

1. An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage. (16 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pain

pain (current term)
pain-pleasure principle
pain and suffering
pain au chocolat
pain clinics
pain in the arse
pain in the bum
pain in the neck
pain killer
pain killers
pain measurement
pain pill

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