Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ache

1 sense of ache

Sense 1
ache, aching -- (a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain)
       => pain, hurting -- (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ache

3 senses of ache

Sense 1
hurt, ache, suffer -- (feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 2
ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish -- (have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover")
       => hanker, long, yearn -- (desire strongly or persistently)

Sense 3
ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)
       => cause to be perceived -- (have perceptible qualities)

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