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Dictionary definition for: Suffering

1. (n) a state of acute pain

2. (s) troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees"

3. (n) misery resulting from affliction

4. (s) very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable" "a message of hope for suffering humanity" "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

5. (n) psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

6. (n) feelings of mental or physical pain

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