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Definition of "pain" []

  • An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder. (noun)
  • Suffering or distress. (noun)
  • The pangs of childbirth. (noun)
  • Great care or effort: take pains with one's work. (noun)
  • Informal A source of annoyance; a nuisance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pain" in a sentence
  • "We should also note that the pain scientists themselves who wrote up the IASP definition of ˜pain™ and the accompanying note seem to side with Dennett on the truth of (14)."
  • "But in the case of pain, we don't seem to semantically apply PAIN, or ˜pain™ for that matter, to tissue damage."
  • "I think I just like saying I'm a pagan to enjoy the pain on the faces of all the Christians..pain first, then shock, then righteous indignation...hope your feeling better soon..."