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Definition of suffering noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    suffering

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈsʌfərɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈsʌfrɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] physical or mental pain Death finally brought an end to her suffering. This war has caused widespread human suffering.
  2. 2sufferings [plural] feelings of pain and unhappiness The hospice aims to ease the sufferings of the dying.
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