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travails

noun , plural of travail

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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
  • these villagers now have decent housing, so our travail has not been in vain
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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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