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Definition 1: a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for ache in the sense of this definition

(ache is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

(... is a kind of ache ) an ache localized in or around a tooth

(... is a kind of ache ) an ache localized in the back

(... is a kind of ache ) pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

(... is a kind of ache ) an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region

(... is a kind of ache ) an ache localized in the middle or inner ear

Definition 2: have a desire for something or someone who is not present - [verb of emotion]

Samples where ache or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She ached for a cigarette
  • I am pining for my lover

Synonyms for ache in the sense of this definition

(ache is a kind of ...) desire strongly or persistently

(... is a kind of ache ) languish as with love or desire

"She dying for a cigarette" "I was dying to leave"

Definition 3: be the source of pain - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for ache in the sense of this definition

(ache is a kind of ...) have perceptible qualities

(... is a kind of ache ) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

"The sun burned his face"

(... is a kind of ache ) feel hot or painful

"My eyes are burning"

(... is a kind of ache ) have or perceive an itch

"I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

(... is a kind of ache ) feel the need to eat

(... is a kind of ache ) feel the need to drink

(... is a kind of ache ) make itself felt as a recurring pain

"My arthritis is acting up again"

(... is a kind of ache ) pulsate or pound with abnormal force

"my head is throbbing" "Her heart was throbbing"

(... is a kind of ache ) cause a sharp and sudden pain in

"The pain shot up her leg"

Definition 4: feel physical pain - [verb of perception]

Samples where ache or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Were you hurting after the accident?

Synonyms for ache in the sense of this definition

(ache is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(... is a kind of ache ) suffer from the receipt of

"She will catch hell for this behavior!"

(... is a kind of ache ) feel a sudden sharp, local pain

(... is a kind of ache ) cause a stinging pain

"The needle pricked his skin"

(... is a kind of ache ) be the source of great pain for

"These new shoes are killing me!"

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