from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Dully painful.
  • adjective Full of painful yearning or sorrow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Enduring or causing pain; painful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That aches; continuously painful. See ache.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of ache.
  • adjective That aches; continuously painful. See ache

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

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
  • adjective causing a dull and steady pain


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