Definitions of hurting
  1. noun
    a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    synonyms: pain
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    ache, aching
    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    agony, excruciation, suffering
    a state of acute pain
    pain in a joint or joints
    burn, burning
    pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes
    colic, gripes, griping, intestinal colic
    acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
    chest pain
    pain in the chest
    a pain in the hand that is not traumatic
    extreme physical pain
    painful menstruation
    glossalgia, glossodynia
    pain in the tongue
    growing pains
    pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth
    haemorrhoid, hemorrhoid, piles
    pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
    pain in the cornea
    labor pain
    pain and discomfort associated with contractions of the uterus during labor
    pain in the breast
    rheumatic or myalgic pains in the arms or legs
    pain in the thigh
    pain in the uterus
    myalgia, myodynia
    pain in a muscle or group of muscles
    pain in the kidney (usually felt in the loins)
    neuralgia, neuralgy
    acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
    severe pain on swallowing due to a disorder of the esophagus
    pain in the testes
    a sharp spasm of pain
    pang, sting
    a mental pain or distress
    photalgia, photophobia
    pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)
    costalgia, pleuralgia, pleurodynia
    pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs
    foot pain
    pain in the rectum
    referred pain
    pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected
    renal colic
    sharp pain in the lower back that radiates into the groin; associated with the passage of a renal calculus through the ureter
    smart, smarting, smartness
    a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    sting, stinging
    a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running
    rawness, soreness, tenderness
    a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    pain caused by heat
    a deep pulsating type of pain
    torment, torture
    unbearable physical pain
    pain in the gums
    pain during urination
    soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
    lead colic, painter's colic
    symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation
    odontalgia, toothache
    an ache localized in or around a tooth
    severe spasm of pain
    Passion, Passion of Christ
    the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion
    an ache localized in the back
    primary dysmenorrhea
    painful menstruation that is intrinsic to menstruation and not the result of a disease
    secondary dysmenorrhea
    painful menstruation that is caused by some specific disorder (as endometriosis)
    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
    tic douloureux, trigeminal neuralgia
    intense paroxysmal neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve
    neuralgia along the sciatic nerve
    birth pangs, labor pains, labour pains
    a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirth
    pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus
    rebound tenderness
    pain felt when a hand pressing on the abdomen is suddenly released; a symptom of peritoneal inflammation
    soreness and warmth caused by friction
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    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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