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v. hurt, hurt·ing, hurts
a. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure: The fall hurt his back.
b. To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part): I hurt my knee skiing.
2. To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress: The remark hurt his feelings.
3. To cause physical damage to (something); harm: The frost hurt the orange crop.
4. To be detrimental to; hinder or impair: The scandal hurt the candidate's chances for victory.
1. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort: My leg hurts.
a. To cause distress or damage: Parental neglect hurts.
b. To have an adverse effect: "It never hurt to have a friend at court" (Tom Clancy).
3. Informal To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need: "Even in a business that's hurting there's always a guy who can make a buck" (New York).
1. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
2. Mental suffering; anguish: getting over the hurt of reading the letter.
3. A wrong; harm: What hurt have you done to them?
[Middle English hurten, possibly from Old French hurter, to bang into, perhaps of Germanic origin.]
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|Noun||1.||hurting - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"|
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
arthralgia - pain in a joint or joints
causalgia - a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes
chest pain - pain in the chest
chiralgia - a pain in the hand that is not traumatic
distress - extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation
growing pains - pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth
keratalgia - pain in the cornea
labor pain - pain and discomfort associated with contractions of the uterus during labor
mastalgia - pain in the breast
melagra - rheumatic or myalgic pains in the arms or legs
meralgia - pain in the thigh
metralgia - pain in the uterus
nephralgia - pain in the kidney (usually felt in the loins)
odynophagia - severe pain on swallowing due to a disorder of the esophagus
orchidalgia - pain in the testes
pang - a sharp spasm of pain
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
podalgia - foot pain
proctalgia - 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; "angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder"; "pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease"
renal colic - sharp pain in the lower back that radiates into the groin; associated with the passage of a renal calculus through the ureter
sting, stinging - a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
stitch - a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running
soreness, tenderness, rawness - a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
thermalgesia - pain caused by heat
throb - a deep pulsating type of pain
ulalgia - pain in the gums
urodynia - pain during urination