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sore

 
pronunciation:
sor
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sorer, sorest
definition: painful.
He has a sore throat.Her knee was sore after she fell.
similar words:
sensitive, smarting
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part of speech: noun
definition: a painful place on the body where the skin is broken.
She covered the sore with a bandage.
synonyms:
wound
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derivation: soreness (n.)
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Are you looking for the word soar (to fly)? Sore and soar sound alike but have different meanings.
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