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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress.
  • n. An instance of pain or distress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Experiencing pain. syn.
  • n. The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress.
  • v. Present participle of suffer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc.
  • n. The bearing of pain, inconvenience, or loss; pain endured; distress, loss, or injury incurred

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The bearing of pain, inconvenience, or loss; also, pain endured; distress, loss, or injury incurred.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very unhappy; full of misery
  • n. misery resulting from affliction
  • n. feelings of mental or physical pain
  • n. psychological suffering
  • adj. troubled by pain or loss
  • n. a state of acute pain

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