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1    extreme pain or misery; mental or physical torture; agony  
2    to afflict or be afflicted with anguish  
     (C13: from Old French angoisse a strangling, from Latin angustia narrowness, from angustus narrow)  
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agony, distress, grief, heartache, heartbreak, misery, pain, pang, sorrow, suffering, throe, torment, torture, woe  

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anguish n.

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