['hedeɪk] or ['hɛd'ek]
(noun.) pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs.
Edited by Hilda--From WordNet
(n.) Pain in the head; cephalalgia.
Synonyms and Synonymous
- I have a headache to-day, and I shan't go out. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- He had positive bodily pain,--a violent headache, and a throbbing intermittent pulse. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- I had a headache--gone now--and was not quite fit for a hot theatre, so I stayed at home. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- To these may be added antikamnia (acetanilide), the headache remedy, and saccharin, by Fahlberg (Pat. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Marie always had a headache on hand for any conversation that did not exactly suit her. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Her maid (the person with the cap-ribbons) was sent down-stairs to announce that her headache had returned. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- You must confine yourself to your room, on pretence of a headache, when your stepfather comes back. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- For all bilious diseases or disorders arising from torpidity of the liver, dyspepsia, bilious headache, costiveness, sour stomach, jaundice, heartburn, nervousness, restlessness, etc. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- When a student imagines that philosophy gives him a headache, he never does anything; he is always unwell. Plato. The Republic.
- I have a slight headache and this room is deliciously cool and soothing. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- The last time you were out in a cab, you came home with a headache from the jolting. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- For headache, constipation, biliousness, dyspepsia, or all diseases arising from torpidity of the liver. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- Jo had burned the skin off her nose boating, and got a raging headache by reading too long. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- He said he was all right--just a touch of headache. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- I was suffering very severely with a sick headache, and stopped at a farmhouse on the road some distance in rear of the main body of the army. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- She had one of her bad headaches this evening, and I advised her to go to bed when we had done tea. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Suffers much from headaches. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Among young people headaches are frequently caused by over-exertion of the crystalline muscles. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- I am suffering from one of my bad headaches, I answered coldly. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- And soon, what followed--plaints about her own headaches--completed the business. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
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