tra•vailPronunciation: (tru-vāl', trav'āl), [key]
painfully difficult or burdensome work; toil.
pain, anguish or suffering resulting from mental or physical hardship.
the pain of childbirth.
to suffer the pangs of childbirth; be in labor.
to toil or exert oneself.
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