excruciating+pain

  • 1 excruciating pain — agonizing pain, extreme pain, intense pain …

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  • 2 excruciating — excruciating, agonizing, racking mean intensely and, usually, unbearably painful. All are commonly used as strong intensives and applied to pain, suffering, and torture. When used to qualify other things, they mean causing intense pain or… …

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  • 3 Excruciating — Ex*cru ci*a ting Torturing; racking. Excruciating pain. V. Knox. Excruciating fears. Bentley {Ex*cru ci*a ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 excruciating — [[t]ɪkskru͟ːʃieɪtɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (emphasis) If you describe something as excruciating, you are emphasizing that it is extremely painful, either physically or emotionally. I was in excruciating pain and one leg wouldn t move... Her search… …

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  • 5 excruciating — adjective Date: 1599 1. causing great pain or anguish ; agonizing < the nation s most excruciating dilemma W. H. Ferry > 2. very intense ; extreme < excruciating pain > • excruciatingly adverb …

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  • 6 excruciating — excruciatingly, adv. /ik skrooh shee ay ting/, adj. 1. extremely painful; causing intense suffering; unbearably distressing; torturing: an excruciating noise; excruciating pain. 2. exceedingly elaborate or intense; extreme: done with excruciating …

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  • 7 pain — pain1 W2S2 [peın] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: peine, from Latin poena, from Greek poine payment, punishment ] 1.) [U and C] the feeling you have when part of your body hurts pain in ▪ The pain in her jaw had come back. ▪ I had …

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  • 8 pain — [[t]pe͟ɪn[/t]] ♦♦ pains, pained 1) N VAR Pain is the feeling of great discomfort you have, for example when you have been hurt or when you are ill. ...back pain. ...a bone disease that caused excruciating pain... To help ease the pain, heat can… …

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  • 9 excruciating — adjective excruciating pain Syn: agonizing, severe, acute, intense, violent, racking, searing, piercing, stabbing, raging; unbearable, unendurable; informal splitting, killing …

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  • 10 excruciating — ex•cru•ci•at•ing [[t]ɪkˈskru ʃiˌeɪ tɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) causing intense suffering; tormenting 2) intense or extreme: excruciating pain[/ex] • Etymology: 1655–65 ex•cru′ci•at ing•ly, adv …

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  • 11 excruciating — [eks kro͞o′shəmat′iŋ, ik skro͞o′shēāt΄iŋ] adj. 1. causing intense physical or mental pain; agonizing 2. intense or extreme [with excruciating attention to detail] excruciatingly adv …

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  • 12 pain — I n. sensation of suffering 1) to cause pain 2) to inflict pain on 3) to bear, endure, stand, take pain (she cannot stand any pain) 4) to feel, experience, suffer pain (she experienced constant pain) 5) to allay, alleviate, dull, ease, kill,… …

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  • 13 excruciating — ex|cru|ci|at|ing [ıkˈskru:ʃieıtıŋ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: excruciate to cause great pain to (16 21 centuries), from Latin excruciare, from cruciare to crucify , from crux cross ] 1.) extremely painful ▪ When I bend my arm, the pain is… …

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  • 14 excruciating — ex|cru|ci|at|ing [ ık skruʃi,eıtıŋ ] adjective 1. ) causing extreme physical pain: I tried to move my leg, but the pain was excruciating. She suffered from excruciating headaches. 2. ) used for emphasizing how bad something is: a moment of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 excruciating — UK [ɪkˈskruːʃɪˌeɪtɪŋ] / US [ɪkˈskruʃɪˌeɪtɪŋ] adjective 1) causing extreme physical pain I tried to move my leg, but the pain was excruciating. She suffered from excruciating headaches. 2) used for emphasizing how bad something is a moment of… …

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  • 16 pain — /payn/, n. 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain. 3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain. 4. pains …

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  • 17 pain — noun 1 physical pain ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, agonizing, awful, blinding, excruciating, extreme, great, immense, intense, severe …

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  • 18 pain — I UK [peɪn] / US noun Word forms pain : singular pain plural pains *** 1) [countable/uncountable] a feeling that you have in a part of your body when you are hurt or ill chest/stomach pains Harry has been enduring considerable back pain for a… …

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  • 19 pain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Suffering Noun 1. pain, suffering, sufferance; hurt, cut; discomfort, painfulness; discomfort, malaise; nightmare; anguish, agony, misery, excruciation, torment, torture, rack; Weltschmerz; distress,… …

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  • 20 pain*/*/*/ — [peɪn] noun [C/U] I 1) a bad feeling in part of your body when you are hurt or become ill An old injury was causing him intense pain.[/ex] He heard Leo scream in pain.[/ex] I don t think she s in any pain.[/ex] I m having terrible pains in my… …

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