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excruciating
used in 1776

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Definition
extremely painful—physically as from a toothache or emotionally as from embarrassment
  • Jabez Fitch, who had fought through the long day and surrendered only after being surrounded, was confined with "a great number of prisoners" in a barn, where he did all he could to comfort his friend and company commander, Captain John Jewett, who had been bayoneted twice, in the chest and stomach, and was in excruciating pain.
    p. 180.9
  • Typhoid fever, also characterized by a raging fever, red rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and excruciating abdominal pain, was caused by the bacillus Salmonella typhosa in contaminated food or water, usually the result of too little separation between sewage and drinking water.
    p. 31.1

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