Definition of Wince

1. Noun. The facial expression of sudden pain.




2. Verb. Draw back, as with fear or pain. "She flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
Exact synonyms: Cringe, Flinch, Funk, Quail, Recoil, Shrink, Squinch
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Retract, Shrink Back
Derivative terms: Flinch

3. Noun. A reflex response to sudden pain.
Exact synonyms: Flinch
Generic synonyms: Jump, Start, Startle
Derivative terms: Flinch

4. Verb. Make a face indicating disgust or dislike. "She winced when she heard his pompous speech"
Generic synonyms: Grimace, Make A Face, Pull A Face

Definition of Wince

1. v. i. To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.

2. n. The act of one who winces.

3. n. A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will.

4. v. i. To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.

5. n. The act of one who winces.

6. n. A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will.

Definition of Wince

1. Noun. A sudden movement or gesture of shrinking away. ¹

2. Noun. A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment at will. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To flinch as if in pain or distress. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wince

1. to flinch [v WINCED, WINCING, WINCES] - See also: flinch

Medical Definition of Wince

1. A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will. Wince pit, Wince pot, a tank or a pit where cloth in the process of dyeing or manufacture is washed, dipped in a mordant, or the like. See: Winch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wince

wimps
wimpy
win
win-win
win-win situations
win around
win back
win by a nose
win out
win over
win round
win the day
win through
win up
winable
wince (current term)
winced
wincer
wincers
winces
wincey
winceyette
winceyettes
winceys
winch
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wincher
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