Definition of growing pains in English:

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  • 1Neuralgic pains which occur in the limbs of some young children.
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    • In contrast to growing pains, the pain of fatigue, which may occur with or without excessive physical activity, disappears after rest.
    • One symptom that doctors find most helpful in making a diagnosis of growing pains is how the child responds to touch while in pain.
    • However, if a child does fit the criteria for growing pains, the parents should be reassured that this is a benign, self-limited process that occurs for unknown reasons.
  • 1.1The difficulties experienced in the early stages of an enterprise: the growing pains of a young republic
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    • Then there are the inevitable growing pains - pains that, in this business, can be lethal.
    • In the year of its Olympics debut, this is a young sport suffering from its growing pains.
    • Which means that many State Associations have completed the growing pains that we are now facing.

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