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Definition of pain, meaning of pain



countable and uncountable; pains

pain (countable and uncountable; plural pains)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (countable) An annoying person or thing.
    Your mother is a right pain.
  4. (uncountable) (obsolete) Suffering seen as a punishment or penalty.
    You may not leave this room on pain of death.
    Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. — Dryden
    We will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him. — Bacon

4 letters in word "pain": A I N P.

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Words found within pain:

ai ain an ani in na nap nip pa pan pi pia pin

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