soreness

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sornesse, sarnesse, from Old English sārness (bodily pain; mental pain, affliction, grief), equivalent to sore +‎ -ness. Cognate with Scots sairness (soreness).

Noun[edit]

soreness (uncountable)

  1. The property, state, or condition of being sore; painfulness.
    The salve made the soreness go away, but with the aches gone I suddenly noticed my other pains.

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