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Meaning of pain

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient
           developed severe pain and distension" [syn: {pain},
      2: emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to
         avoid; "the pain of loneliness" [syn: {pain}, {painfulness}]
         [ant: {pleasance}, {pleasure}]
      3: a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; "as the intensity
         increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain" [syn:
         {pain}, {pain sensation}, {painful sensation}]
      4: a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"
         [syn: {pain}, {pain in the neck}, {nuisance}]
      5: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of
         unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a
         dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's
         an infliction" [syn: {annoyance}, {bother}, {botheration},
         {pain}, {infliction}, {pain in the neck}, {pain in the ass}]
      v 1: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed [syn:
           {trouble}, {ail}, {pain}]
      2: cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to
         see my children not being taught well in school" [syn:
         {pain}, {anguish}, {hurt}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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