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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing great physical or mental suffering;
- Example: "a wrenching pain"
[syn: racking, wrenching]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rack \Rack\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Racked (r[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Racking.] [See Rack that which stretches, or Rock, v.] To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; -- said of a horse. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Racking \Rack"ing\, n. (Naut.) Spun yarn used in racking ropes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

racking adj 1: causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain" [syn: racking, wrenching]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "racking": acute, afflictive, agonizing, atrocious, barbarous, biting, consuming, cramping, cruel, desolating, distressing, excruciating, ferocious, fierce, gnawing, grave, griping, hard, harrowing, harsh, heartbreaking, heartrending, heartsickening, heartwounding, hurtful, hurting, inhuman, painful, paroxysmal, piercing, poignant, pungent, rending, savage, severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, stabbing, stinging, tearing, tormenting, torturing, torturous