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Adjective: aching  ey-king
  1. Causing a dull and steady pain
    "my aching head";
    - achy
Noun: aching  ey-king
  1. A dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    - ache
Verb: ache  eyk
  1. Feel physical pain
    "Were you aching after the accident?";
    - hurt, suffer
  2. Have a desire for something or someone who is not present
    "She ached for a cigarette";
    - yearn, yen, pine, languish
  3. Be a source of pain
    - smart, hurt

Derived forms: achings

See also: painful

Type of: cause to be perceived, comprehend, hanker, hurting, long, pain, pant [informal], perceive, yearn

Encyclopedia: Aching, Breaking Heart