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    travail - Dictionary definition and meaning for word travail

    Definition
    (noun) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    Example Sentence
    • she was in labor for six hours
    Definition
    (noun) use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    Synonyms : effort , elbow grease , exertion , sweat
    Example Sentence
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion
    Definition
    (verb) work hard
    Synonyms : dig , drudge , fag , grind , labor , labour , moil , toil
    Example Sentence
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for travail

TRAVel - AIL...Imagine someone ailing after a long travel...repenting over the large physical and mental pain and tiredness after the travel

Travel+rail....when you travel a long distance in a railway full of people you suffer from travail....

travail is work in french hence hard work

TRAVAIL or STRAIN - hard manual labour, stressful work.

travail ~ travel - If want to get a chance to travel overseas, you have to travail in your company.

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trav+ail= ail as in ailment..which is painful.

Once the traVAIL was lifted in marriage, she had a painful childbirth

Tough(T) + Real(R) + And(a) + Vast(Va) + In(I) + Labour(L)

Travail = travel + ail; Become ail after travel.

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