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Another word for throe

  1. A violent, excruciating seizure of pain

      1. A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
      2. Any sudden, violent, temporary activity, feeling, etc.
      3. A sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a series of relatively brief contractions alternating with relaxations
      1. A sharp twinge or spasm of pain.
      2. Action or motion like that of something shot, as of water from a hose
      3. A body of ore in a vein, usually elongated and vertical or steeply inclined
      1. A sudden outburst of emotion or action:
      2. A sudden outburst as of laughter, rage, or sneezing; fit; spasm
      3. A sudden attack, or intensification of the symptoms, of a disease, usually recurring periodically
      1. A device for clasping or fastening things together; a clamp
      2. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
      3. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
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  2. A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury

      1. A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
      2. The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
      3. A cause of such suffering; pain, sorrow, poverty, squalor, etc.
      1. A mental or emotional pain:
      2. A sharp, sudden physical pain.
      3. A sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
      1. (Informal) The least part; a bit:
      2. A sudden, sharp pain in the side or back
      3. A way of arranging the threads in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or suturing:
      1. The ability or power to sting or wound
      2. A sharp-pointed organ in insects and certain other animals, used to prick, wound, or inject poison
      3. A pain or wound resulting from or as from stinging
      1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. An attempt; a try:
      3. A sudden sensation of anguish or pain
      1. (Slang) Intelligence; expertise:
      2. Sharp pain or anguish:
      3. A smarting sensation, pain or distress
      1. A prickly sensation; stinging or tingling
      2. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
      3. A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.
      1. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
      2. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
      3. A sharp pain caused by or as if by being pricked
      1. A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
      2. A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
      3. A sudden sharp bodily pain:
      1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
      2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
      3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
      1. A longing or desire.
      2. A painful sorrow.
      3. A dull, steady pain.
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  3. A condition of anguished struggle and disorder.

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