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  1. tra·vail
    IPA[trəˈvā(ə)l]
  2. noun

    • 1. painful or laborious effort:

      advice for those who wish to save great sorrow and travail
    • 2. labor pains:

      a woman in travail

    verb

    • 1. engage in painful or laborious effort:

      creation may travail in pain but it cannot escape its destiny
    • 2. (of a woman) be in labor.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: travail

    • v.: verb: travail, 3rd person present: travails, gerund or present participle: travailing, past tense: travailed, past participle: travailed

    • noun

      painful or laborious effort:

      labour pains:

    • verb

      engage in painful or laborious effort:

      (of a woman) be in labour.

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