doloro-, dolor-, dolori- , dol-

(Latin: to feel pain, to grieve; sorrow, grief, mourning)

Dolores (s) (proper noun) (no pl)
Spanish for Maria de los Dolores, Mary of the Sorrows: Dolores might have been interpreted as a feeling of being ripped or pulled apart by grief.
dolores praesagiente (s) (noun), dolores praesagientes (pl)
Fleeting, false pain: A condition of dolores praesagiente can occur a few days before the onset of labor during childbirth.
dolorific (adjective), more dolorific, most dolorific
Relating to or causing pain or grief: The plane crash brought on dolorific anxiety, worry, and tension among the relatives waiting for their families to arrived at the airport.
dolorifuge (s) (noun), dolorifuges (pl)
That which banishes or mitigates grief or sorrow: The dolorifuge that eased some of her sadness and misery of the death of her husband was the arrival of her daughters who came to be with her.
dolorimeter (s) (noun), dolorimeters (pl)
A device for measuring sensitivity or degrees of pain, or pain intensity: A dolorimeter utilizes a variety of stimuli, such as thermal radiation and some standard responses by the conscious individual as an index of pain threshold.

A dolorimeter is an instrument usually employing infrared radiation, for measuring the stimulus magnitude required for inducing pain.

dolorimetric (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to a method of measuring the intensity of pain perception: The dolorimetric process uses heat applied to the skin as a gauge.for assessing pain in degrees ranging from unpleasant to unbearable.
dolorimetrically (adverb) (not comparable)
Regarding how the system of measuring the sensitivity to pain is triggered by heat: Dr. Black's work involved testing dolorimetrically how much discomfort a person could take when a high temperature was applied to the skin.
dolorimetry (s) (noun) (no pl)
The technique of measuring pain sensitivity or pain intensity: Dolorimetry is a method of assessing intensity of pain perception in degrees ranging from unpleasant to unbearable by using heat applied to the skin as a gauge.

Dolorimetry is a system for measuring the sensitivity to pain produced by heat rays focused on an area of skin and recorded in "dols".

dolorogenic (adjective), more dolorogenic, most dolorogenic
1. Pertaining to pain; dolorific: While cooking the meal in the kitchen, Jill suddenly had a dolorogenic perception on her hand which caused her much discomfort and suffering..
2. Regarding the cause or quality of pain or grief: The death of her father created or aroused a dolorogenic heart in Lynn's breast for a very long time.
dolorogenous (adjective), more dolorogenous, most dolorogenous
A reference to something which is caused by pain or is causing pain: Tom's mother told her little son to stay away from dolorogenous things like the stove in th kitchen, the fire in fireplace, and hot water.
dolorology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The scientific study of pain: Dolorology is a medical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of pain.

Dolorology is the systematic study of the mechanisms and management of pain.

doloroso (adjective), more doloroso, most doloroso
Referring to something performed in a sorrowful way: In music, a doloroso (Italian, via Latin) presentation has a sad, unhappy, or plaintive quality.
dolorosopaso (s) (noun), dolorosopasos (pl)
A grievous condition or situation: Mrs. Sanders found herself in a dolorosopaso (Italian via Latin) because her husband had just passed away and she had no money left in the bank.
dolorous (adjective), more dolorous, most dolorous
1. Characterized by or affected with physical pain: After dinner, June had a dolorous feelingĀ in her stomach and thought that she had eaten too much ice cream for desert!
2. Relating to, marked by, or expressive of misery or grief: Edna felt so sad after the death of her husband that she only had dolorous thoughts for a long time, however she also received many dolorous messages from friends and relatives expressing their sympathy for what happened.
A reference to causing or indicating grief.
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Pertaining to being sorrowful or mournful.
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dolorously (adverb), more dolorously, most dolorously
A reference to how pain or grief is expressed; grievously; sorrowfully, dolefully:: After her kitten was run over by a car, Lynn cried dolorously for a very long time and then buried it behind the barn..

Cross references related to "pain, hurt; suffering, injury" word families: -agra; algesi-; algo-; angina-; Masochism; noci-; odyno-; poen-; pono- (toil, work; pain); Sadism.