travail: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tru-vāl', trav'āl), [key]
— n.
  1. painfully difficult or burdensome work; toil.
  2. pain, anguish or suffering resulting from mental or physical hardship.
  3. the pain of childbirth.
  1. to suffer the pangs of childbirth; be in labor.
  2. to toil or exert oneself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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