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upon pain of
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  • pain — I n. sensation of suffering 1) to cause pain 2) to inflict pain on 3) to bear, endure, stand, take pain (she cannot stand any pain) 4) to feel, experience, suffer pain (she experienced constant pain) 5) to allay, alleviate, dull, ease, kill,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Pain and suffering — is the legal term for the physical and emotional stress caused from an injury (see also pain and suffering). Some damages that might be under this category would be: aches, temporary and permanent limitations on activity, potential shortening of… …   Wikipedia

  • pain — (p[=a]n), n. [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh penalty. Cf. {Penal}, {Pine} to languish, {Punish}.] 1. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pain scale — Pain is the Fifth Vital Sign. [cite journal |author=Walid MS, Donahue SN, Darmohray DM, Hyer LA, Robinson JS |title=The Fifth Vital Sign What Does It Mean? |journal=Pain Practice|volume= |issue= |pages= |year=2008 |pmid= |doi=10.1111/j.1533… …   Wikipedia

  • pain — [pān] n. [ME peine < OFr < L poena, penalty, punishment: see PENAL] 1. penalty or punishment: obs. except in on (or upon or under) pain of, at the risk of bringing upon oneself (punishment, death, etc.) 2. a sensation of hurting, or strong… …   English World dictionary

  • pain — n 1 Pain, ache, pang, throe, twinge, stitch are comparable when they mean a bodily sensation that causes acute discomfort or suffering. Pain may range in its application from a sensation that makes one uneasily aware of some bodily disturbance or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pain — Pain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pained} (p[=a]nd); 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). [1913 Webster] 2. To put… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pain — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Pain >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 mental suffering mental suffering pain dolor Sgm: N 1 suffering suffering sufferance Sgm: N 1 ache ache smart &c.(physical pain) 378 Sgm: N 1 passion …   English dictionary for students

  • Pain — This article is about physical pain. For pain in the broader sense, see Suffering. For other uses, see Pain (disambiguation). Pain A sports player in pain. ICD 10 R52 …   Wikipedia

  • pain — /payn/, n. 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain. 3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain. 4. pains …   Universalium

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