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English definition of “soreness”


noun [U]    /ˈsɔr·nəs, ˈsoʊr-/
the quality of being painful and uncomfortable , because of injury or too much use: muscle soreness
(Definition of soreness noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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