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pain

noun
 
 
/peɪn/
HURT [C, U] A2 an unpleasant physical feeling caused by an illness or injury: chest/stomach pains Are you in pain? I felt a sharp pain in my foot. She was given some medicine to ease the pain.Pain and painful
SADNESS [U] B2 sadness or mental suffering caused by an unpleasant event: I can't describe the pain I suffered when he died.Sadness and regret
be a pain (in the neck) informal to be annoying: My brother can be a real pain in the neck sometimes.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
be at pains to do sth; take pains to do sth to make a lot of effort to do something: He was at great pains to explain the reasons for his decision.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of pain noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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