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2 entries found for pain.
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Main Entry: 1pain
Pronunciation: primarystresspamacrn
Function: noun
1 : PUNISHMENT 2 <under pain of death>
2 a : physical suffering associated with disease, injury, or other bodily disorder <a pain in the back> b : a basic bodily sensation that is caused by something harmful, is accompanied by physical discomfort (as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and usually makes one try to escape its source
3 : mental distress : GRIEF
4 plural : the suffering experienced during childbirth
5 plural : great care or effort <took pains with their work>
- pain·less /-lschwas/ adjective
- pain·less·ly adverb

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