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physical pain

Roget category 378

3. Words relating to matter
3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation

#378. Physical Pain


painsuffering, sufferance, suffrancebodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body painmental suffering etc. 828dolour, acheaching etc. v. — smartshoot, shootingtwinge, twitch, gripe, headache, stomach ache, heartburn, angina, angina pectoris [Lat.]hurt, cutsore, sorenessdiscomfort, malaisecephalalgia [Med.], earache, gout, ischiagra, lumbago, neuralgia, odontalgia, otalgia, podagra, rheumatism, sciaticatic douloureux [Fr.], toothache, tormina, torticollis.
spasm, crampnightmare, ephialtescrick, stitchthrill, convulsion, throethrob etc. (agitation) 315pangcolickink.
sharp pain, piercing pain, throbbing pain, shooting pain, sting, gnawing pain, burning painexcruciating pain.
anguish, agonytorment, torturerackcruciation, crucifixionmartyrdom, toad under a harrow, vivisection.


feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n. — suffer, ache, smart, bleedtingle, shoottwinge, twitch, lancinatewrithe, wince, make a wry facesit on thorns, sit on pins and needles.
give pain, inflict painlaceratepain, hurt, chafe, sting, bite, gnaw, gripepinch, tweakgrate, gall, fret, prick, pierce, wring, convulsetorment, torturerack, agonizecrucifycruciate, excruciatebreak on the wheel, put to the rackflog etc. (punish) 972grate on the ear etc. (harsh sound) 410.


in pain etc. n., in a state of painpained etc. v. — gouty, podagric, torminous.
painfulaching etc. v. — sore, raw.
2. Special Sensation (1) Touch

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