Pain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pained (pnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Paining.] [OE. peinen, OF. pener, F. peiner to fatigue. See Pain, n.] 1. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish. [Obs.] Wyclif (Acts xxii. 5).
2. To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound
pained him; his stomach
Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us.Locke.
3. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as, a child's faults
pain his parents.
I am pained at my very heart.Jer. iv. 19.
To pain one's self, to exert or trouble one's self; to take pains; to be solicitous.
[Obs.] "She pained her to do all that she might."
Syn. -- To disquiet; trouble; afflict; grieve; aggrieve; distress; agonize; torment; torture.
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