Pain

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).
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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 pained him.
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Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us.
Locke.
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3. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as, a child's faults pain his parents.
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I am pained at my very heart.
Jer. iv. 19.
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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." Chaucer.
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Syn. -- To disquiet; trouble; afflict; grieve; aggrieve; distress; agonize; torment; torture.
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