Pronunciation: (tru-vāl', trav'āl), [key]
1. painfully difficult or burdensome work; toil.
2. pain, anguish or suffering resulting from mental or physical hardship.
3. the pain of childbirth.
1. to suffer the pangs of childbirth; be in labor.
2. to toil or exert oneself.
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