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1. ache  (noun) 
a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

  Also known as: aching


  More Specific:
toothache / odontalgia - an ache localized in or around a tooth
backache - an ache localized in the back
headache / head ache / cephalalgia - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
stomachache / stomach ache / bellyache / gastralgia - an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
earache / otalgia - an ache localized in the middle or inner ear


  More Generic:
    pain     hurting


2. ache  (verb) 
have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

  Also known as: yearn, yen, pine, languish


  More Specific:
die - languish as with love or desire


  More Generic:
    hanker     long     yearn


3. ache  (verb) 
feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"

  Also known as: hurt, suffer


  More Specific:
catch / get - suffer from the receipt of
twinge - feel a sudden sharp, local pain
prick / sting / twinge - cause a stinging pain
kill - be the source of great pain for


  More Generic:
    perceive     comprehend


4. ache  (verb) 
be the source of pain

  Also known as: smart, hurt


  More Specific:
bite / sting / burn - cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
burn - feel hot or painful
itch - have or perceive an itch
hunger - feel the need to eat
thirst - feel the need to drink
act up - make itself felt as a recurring pain
throb - pulsate or pound with abnormal force
shoot - cause a sharp and sudden pain in


  More Generic:
    cause to be perceived


 

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