pain \ ˈpān \
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  • a localized or generalized unpleasant bodily sensation or complex of sensations that causes mild to severe physical discomfort and emotional distress and typically results from bodily disorder (such as injury or disease); also : the state marked by the presence of such sensations
  • a basic bodily sensation that is induced by a noxious stimulus, is received by naked nerve endings, is associated with actual or potential tissue damage, is characterized by physical discomfort (such as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leads to evasive action
  • mental or emotional distress or suffering : grief


pain \
14th century{ds|t|1||}
  • to make suffer or cause distress to : hurt
  • to put (oneself) to trouble or exertion
  • to give or have a sensation of pain

pain point

pain point \
  • a persistent or recurring problem (as with a product or service) that frequently inconveniences or annoys customers; broadly : something that is a recurring source of trouble, annoyance, or distress

pain medication/reliever

pain medication/reliever \
  • a drug that decreases or removes pain

pain threshold

pain threshold \
  • the level at which someone experiences pain

complex regional pain syndrome

complex regional pain syndrome \
  • a condition of chronic, severe, often burning pain usually of part or all of one or more extremities that typically occurs following an injury, that is often accompanied by swelling, skin discoloration, allodynia, abnormal sweating, and impaired motor function in the affected area, and that is of unknown pathogenesis —abbreviation CRPS

feel no pain

feel no pain \
  • to be drunk

feel someone's pain

feel someone's pain \
  • to be aware of how much someone is suffering or has suffered

in pain

in pain \
  • feeling pain

no gain without pain

no gain without pain \
  • —used to say that it is necessary to suffer or work hard in order to succeed or make progress
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