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English definition of “ache”

ache

noun [C]     /eɪk/
B1 a continuous pain that is unpleasant but not very strong : As you get older , you have all sorts of aches and pains . I've got a dull (= slight ) ache in my lower back.Pain and painful B1 used in combinations with parts of the body to mean a continuous pain in the stated part : earache /a headache / toothache / backache I've had a stomach ache all morning .Pain and painful
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