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ache

noun

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a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body
  • a dull pounding ache in his head

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ache

verb

Synonyms of ache (Entry 2 of 2)

to feel or cause physical pain
  • my feet ache from all that walking

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The first known use of ache was before the 12th century

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“Ache.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ache. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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