AskDefine | Define aching

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aching adj : causing a dull and steady pain; "my aching head"; "her old achy joints" [syn: achy] n : a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain [syn: ache]

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Adjective

  1. That aches; continuously painful. See ache
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Verb

aching
  • present participle of ache

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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