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[n] a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
[v] have a yen for
[v] feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
[v] be the source of pain


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\Ache\, n. [OE. ache, AS. [ae]ce, ece, fr. acan to ache. See {Ache}, v. i.] Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. ``Such an ache in my bones.'' --Shak. Note: Often used in composition, as, a headache, an earache, a toothache.
\Ache\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aching}.] [OE. aken, AS. acan, both strong verbs, AS. acan, imp. [=o]c, p. p. acen, to ache; perh. orig. to drive, and akin to agent.] To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed. ``My old bones ache.'' --Shak. The sins that in your conscience ache. --Keble.

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