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pain in the tongue


state noun (stable states of affairs)



Type of:

pain » symptom » evidence » information

Original source:

Princeton WordNet




glosso- + -algia
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references


Burning mouth syndrome | BMS | glossodynia | orodynia | oral dysaesthesia | glossopyrosis | stomatodynia | burning tongue | stomatopyrosis | ...

the complaint of a burning sensation in the mouth where no underlying dental or medical cause can be identified and no oral signs are found. Burning mouth syndrome may also comprise subjective xerostomia, oral paraesthesia and altered taste or smell. A... (41 of 2785 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Burning mouth syndrome


glossalgia [medicine] | glossalgias [plural]

pain in the tongue (4 of 6 words)


Collins Dictionary:

glossodynia [medicine]

a condition characterized by a burning or tingling mouth region (10 of 239 words, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:


a complex experience consisting of a physiological and emotional response to a noxious stimulus. Pain is a warning mechanism that protects an organism ... (23 of 1220 words)



pain [entry 1, noun] | on pain of | pains [plural] | grief [synonym, sense-specific] | punishment [synonym, sense-specific] | ache [synonym, sense-specific] | pang [synonym, sense-specific] | prick [synonym, sense-specific] | shoot [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"punishment" | usually localized physical suffering associated with bodily disorder (as a disease or an injury) ; also, a basic bodily sensation ... (21 of 318 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


pain [entry 2, verb] | hurt [synonym, sense-specific] | suffer [synonym, sense-specific] | ache [synonym, sense-specific] | smart [synonym, sense-specific] | bite [similar, sense-specific] | bleed [similar, sense-specific] | burn [similar, sense-specific] | chafe [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to make suffer or cause distress to; "hurt" | [archaic] to put (oneself) to trouble or exertion | [archaic] "suffer" | to give or have a sensation of ... (25 of 107 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pain show=1

Columbia Encyclopedia:


unpleasant or hurtful sensation resulting from stimulation of nerve endings. The stimulus is carried by nerve fibers to the spinal cord and then to ... (24 of 316 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

hurt | hurting [present participle] | hurts [3rd-person singular present] | be hurting | it never hurts to do something | it won't hurt you to do something | where it hurts | something will not/does not/cannot hurt | someone wouldn't hurt a fly

[intransitive] to feel pain somewhere in your body | [intransitive/transitive] to cause physical pain or injury | [intransitive/transitive] to cause ... (18 of 242 words, 11 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

pain | under | pain in the neck | arse | pains | for one's pains | no pain, no gain | on pain of | gyp [British, informal] | ...

highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury | (also "pain in the neck" or [vulgar] "arse") [informal] : an annoying or tedious ... (23 of 238 words, 9 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

hurt | hurting [present participle] | damaged [synonym, sense-specific]

to cause bodily injury to; injure. | to cause bodily pain to or in. | to damage or decrease the efficiency of (a material object) by striking, rough ... (26 of 232 words, 17 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

hurt | hurting [present participle] | hurts [3rd-person singular present] | hurter [noun, related]

To cause physical damage or pain to; injure. | To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress. | To cause physical damage to; harm | To be ... (24 of 169 words, 11 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

hurt | hurting [present participle]

to cause physical pain or injury to; wound | to harm or damage in some way; be bad for | to cause mental distress or pain to; wound the feelings of; ... (29 of 117 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

pain [entry 1]

a feeling of physical suffering caused by injury or illness | emotional or mental suffering (14 of 84 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pain 1

pain [entry 2, formal]

If something pains you, it causes you to feel sad and upset (12 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pain 2

Encarta Dictionary:

hurt | hurts [plural] | hurting [present participle]

to cause somebody, yourself, or an animal physical injury or pain | to experience physical pain, or be a source of physical pain for a person or ... (26 of 200 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619280​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference


glossalgia [medicine]

Origin: glosso- + -algia


-algia | -algy

Origin: New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄλγος (algos, "pain").


Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "glossalgia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "glossalgia"


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