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ACHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aching mean? 

ACHING (noun)
  The noun ACHING has 1 sense:

1. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

  Familiarity information: ACHING used as a noun is very rare.


ACHING (adjective)
  The adjective ACHING has 1 sense:

1. causing a dull and steady pain

  Familiarity information: ACHING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACHING (noun)


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Meaning:

A dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ache; aching

Hypernyms ("aching" is a kind of...):

hurting; pain (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aching"):

odontalgia; toothache (an ache localized in or around a tooth)

backache (an ache localized in the back)

cephalalgia; head ache; headache (pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs)

bellyache; gastralgia; stomach ache; stomachache (an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region)

earache; otalgia (an ache localized in the middle or inner ear)


ACHING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Causing a dull and steady pain

Synonyms:

aching; achy

Context examples:

my aching head / her old achy joints

Similar:

painful (causing physical or psychological pain)


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