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English noun: growing pains

1. growing pains (state) pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth


Broader (hypernym)hurting, pain

2. growing pains (feeling) emotional distress arising during adolescence


Broader (hypernym)pain, painfulness

3. growing pains (cognition) problems that arise in enlarging an enterprise (especially in the early stages)


Broader (hypernym)problem, trouble









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