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

Smart \Smart\ (sm[aum]rt), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Smarted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smarting}.] [OE. smarten, AS. smeortan; akin to D. smarten, smerten, G. schmerzen, OHG. smerzan, Dan. smerte, Sw. sm[aum]rta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, OHG. smerzo, and probably to L. mordere to bite; cf. Gr. smerdno's, smerdale'os, terrible, fearful, Skr. m[.r]d to rub, crush. Cf. {Morsel}.]

1. To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart. --Chaucer. --Shak.

2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil; as, the team is still smarting from its loss of the championship.

No creature smarts so little as a fool. --Pope.

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it. --Prov. xi. 15.

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



1: a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore [syn: {smart}, {smarting}, {smartness}]

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