|1.||the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury, illness, etc|
|2.||emotional suffering or mental distress|
|3.||on pain of subject to the penalty of|
|4.||informal pain in the neck, Also called: pain in the arse a person or thing that is a nuisance|
|5.||to cause (a person) distress, hurt, grief, anxiety, etc|
|6.||informal to annoy; irritate|
|[C13: from Old French peine, from Latin poena punishment, grief, from Greek poinē penalty]|
An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
One of the uterine contractions occurring in childbirth.
feel no pain
Be intoxicated, as in After six beers he was feeling no pain. This expression alludes to being oblivious to pain because of the consumption of a large amount of liquor. [Slang; mid-1900s]