aching

[ ey-king ]
/ ˈeɪ kɪŋ /

adjective

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

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Origin of aching

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

OTHER WORDS FROM aching

ach·ing·ly, adverbun·ach·ing, adjectiveun·ach·ing·ly, adverb
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