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travail

tra·vail

travail

 
 
pronunciation:
tr veIl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: strenuous and often painful or exhausting work; toil.
The railroad was built with great travail, and many lost their lives in the endeavor as well.
synonyms:
drudgery, moil, toil
similar words:
effort, exertion, grind, labor, slavery, task, work
definition 2: trouble, sorrow, or suffering; anguish.
synonyms:
anguish, hardship, sorrow, suffering
similar words:
adversity, agony, angst, despair, distress, grief, misery, pain, strain, stress, torment, torture, trouble, worry
definition 3: the effort and pain of childbirth.
synonyms:
labor
similar words:
contraction, pain, throe
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: travailed, travailing, travails
definition: to work strenuously; labor.
synonyms:
drudge, grub, labor, moil, slave, slog, toil
similar words:
peg, plod, plug, work
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