An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments:
The condition of being in need of immediate assistance:
Suffering is being or remaining in pain or misery.
Deep trouble or misery
Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
The knowledge or skill so derived.
(--- Informal) Criticism or rude talk:
The definition of a nightmare is a bad dream, or an experience that is like a bad dream.
(Cricket) (sometimes test) a Test match
A play, film, television program, or other narrative work that portrays or depicts calamitous events and has an unhappy but meaningful ending.
Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
A state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character
An official visit for the purpose of inspection or examination, as of a bishop to a diocese.
Any of several holidays, usually four or eight in number, in Wicca and related Neopagan religious traditions.
A source of enjoyment or delight:
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