Definition of 'pain'
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Example sentences containing 'pain'
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Yet the number two position is now occupied by low back and neck pain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why would it be an advantage not to feel pain? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But that will hardly ease the pain felt across the sport. The Sun (2017)Yet these obviously fake painkillers have been found to significantly ease chronic back pain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And he complained that during his five years in office he suffered chest pains and bronchitis. The Sun (2016)They are most often taken for joint pain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A dull ache or sharp pain in this area? The Sun (2017)During a hospital visit, the nun spoke with a patient who told her that she was in great pain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were times when I wondered how much pain one person could deal with. The Sun (2016)It spoke of pain, anxiety, sorrow and disappointment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And this is why true human beings feel more pain. The Broken God (1993)This makes back and neck pain common. The Sun (2012)When a person simply cannot deal with the pain of something the mind can block it out. The Sun (2011)Then there were the weight issues brought on by comfort eating to combat her mental pain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are drugs that can help ease nerve pain. The Sun (2010)She has a pain in her chest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is no amount of medicine they can give you to take that pain away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He also suffered continual back pain from an injury in his youth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sorrow and pain that they caused is unimaginable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We will bring hurt and pain into your life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This means that sensory experiences that are not unpleasant or dangerous are experienced as discomfort or pain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Will you preserve me from agony and pain and aches? Christianity Today (2000)This means that it could offer better relief to people with acute pains such as migraines. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The other women there were also in great pain. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)We must plan well so that we can die with the minimum of anxiety and pain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The operation had given him instant relief from the pain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My mother consequently suffered pain and indignity during her final days of illness. Times, Sunday Times (2006)When the pain goes the emotional condition may be seen to disappear. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)To try to block out feelings of emotional pain or inadequacy. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Symptoms include muscular weakness and bone pains. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)This dog would have suffered pain and distress over a sustained period due to multiple injuries. The Sun (2006)Everyone who's come for help has suffered pain in some area of their life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The American domestic car industry has been feeling the pain for the past two years. The Sun (2009)
Synonyms of 'pain'
ache, smarting, stinging, aching
contractions, labour pains, birth-pangs
Trends of 'pain'
Extremely Common. pain is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pain'
British English: pain /peɪn/ NOUN
If you feel pain, or if you are in pain, you feel great discomfort in a part of your body, because of illness or an injury.
...a bone disease that caused a lot of pain.
- American English: pain
- Arabic: أَلَمٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: dor
- Chinese: 痛
- Croatian: bol
- Czech: bolest
- Danish: smerte
- Dutch: pijn
- European Spanish: dolor
- Finnish: kipu
- French: douleur
- German: Schmerz
- Greek: πόνος
- Italian: dolore
- Japanese: 痛み
- Korean: 고통
- Norwegian: smerte
- Polish: ból
- European Portuguese: dor
- Romanian: durere
- Russian: боль
- Spanish: dolor
- Swedish: smärta
- Thai: ความเจ็บปวด
- Turkish: ağrı
- Ukrainian: біль
- Vietnamese: sự đau đớn
British English: pain VERB
If a fact or idea pains you, it makes you feel upset and disappointed.
This public acknowledgment of his disability pained my mother.
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