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travail

noun

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1 a state of great suffering of body or mind
  • no greater travail than that of parents who have suffered the death of a child
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2 very hard or unpleasant work
  • We succeeded after months of travail.
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3 the act or process of giving birth to children
  • A midwife assisted her throughout her long travail.
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work, labor, travail, toil, drudgery, grind mean activity involving effort or exertion. work may imply activity of body, of mind, of a machine, or of a natural force.
    • too tired to do any work
labor applies to physical or intellectual work involving great and often strenuous exertion.
    • farmers demanding fair compensation for their labor
travail is bookish for labor involving pain or suffering.
    • years of travail were lost when the house burned
toil implies prolonged and fatiguing labor.
    • his lot would be years of back-breaking toil
drudgery suggests dull and irksome labor.
    • an editorial job with a good deal of drudgery
grind implies labor exhausting to mind or body.
    • the grind of the assembly line

travail

verb

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to devote serious and sustained effort
  • Labor Day is the day on which we recognize those men and women who daily travail with little appreciation or compensation.
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sweat blood

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