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agonize

ag·o·nize

agonize

pronunciation:
ae g naIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: agonized, agonizes, agonizing
definition 1: to suffer physical or mental agony.
While the patients agonized, the doctors did what they could to help them.She agonized over the decision to send the child away.
synonyms:
anguish, bleed, suffer, writhe
similar words:
ache, worry
definition 2: to expend great mental or physical effort, often with anxiety.
I agonized over the physics test.
synonyms:
labor, struggle, sweat, toil
similar words:
fight, grapple, pore over, strive, worry, wrestle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause physical or mental agony in.
The pain agonized her for months.
synonyms:
afflict, anguish, hurt, pain, rack, rend, torment
similar words:
crucify, distress, grieve, outrage, plague, torture, trouble, worry
derivations: agonizing (adj.), agonizingly (adv.)