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In pain

agonised

a British spelling of agonized

agonized

adjective

expressing great pain or sadness

anguished

adjective

suffering great physical or emotional pain

distressed

adjective

suffering great pain

footsore

adjective

with feet that hurt because of walking a lot

hurt

adjective

injured, or feeling physical pain

saddle-sore

adjective

suffering from sore muscles and feeling stiff after you ride a horse or a bicycle

sore

adjective

painful and uncomfortable, usually as a result of an injury, infection, or too much exercise

stiff

adjective

if you are stiff, or if a part of your body is stiff, you feel pain in your muscles and cannot move easily

uncomfortable

adjective

if you are uncomfortable, you have an unpleasant or slightly painful feeling in part of your body

wrack

another spelling of rack2

bent double

bent a long way forwards, for example because you are in pain or laughing a lot

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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