pain threshold


: the level at which someone experiences pain
He has a high pain threshold.
She has a low pain threshold.

Examples of pain threshold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All anglers are keen to buy new gear, but only when the cost descends below a certain pain threshold. Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2023 And how often Black and brown majority women are not listened to by doctors, or there’s a sort of assumption that there’s a lower pain threshold. Breanna Bell, Variety, 1 May 2023 By comparison, ground readings during flyovers surged to 112 dB — louder than a jackhammer and just above the average pain threshold for humans. Mindy Weisberger, CNN, 29 Mar. 2023

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“Pain threshold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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