1. plural noun [usu with poss] If a person or organization suffers from growing pains, they experience temporary difficulties and problems at the beginning of a particular stage of development. ⇒ There's some sympathy for this new country's growing pains, but that sympathy is fast wearing out. ⇒ ...the growing pains of teenagers experiencing their first taste of adulthood. 2. plural noun If children suffer from growing pains, they have pain in their muscles or joints that is caused by unusually fast growth.
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