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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 9
1. Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends.
2. That which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery.
3. A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc.
7. To compel by pain or suffering.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To distrain.
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