pangs

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

pang \pang\ (p[a^]ng), noun [Prob. for older prange. Cf. {Prong}.] A paroxysm of extreme pain or anguish; a sudden and transitory agony; a throe; as, the pangs of death.

Syn: Agony; anguish; distress. See {Agony}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pang \Pang\, verb (used with an object) To torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment. [R.] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pang

noun

1: a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience" [syn: {pang}, {stab}, {twinge}]

2: a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience" [syn: {pang}, {sting}]

3: a sharp spasm of pain


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