[ ey-king ]
/ ˈeɪ kɪŋ /


causing physical pain or distress: treatment for an aching back.
full of or precipitating nostalgia, grief, loneliness, etc.


Nearby words

  1. achillotomy,
  2. achimaas,
  3. achimelech,
  4. achimenes,
  5. achinese,
  6. achingly,
  7. achinsk,
  8. achiote,
  9. achiral,
  10. achish

Origin of aching

Middle English word dating back to 1200–1250; see origin at ache, -ing2

Related formsach·ing·ly, adverbun·ach·ing, adjectiveun·ach·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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