Definition of travail
- concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours". Synonyms: childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency.
- use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort", "they managed only with great exertion". Synonyms: effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat.
application, detrition, difficulty, diligence, exercise, exercising, friction, overexertion, overkill, pull, rubbing, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, trouble, workout.
Rhymes with travail
ail, ale, assail, avail, bail, bale, braille, carrell, curtail, dail, dale, derail, detail, email, entail, exhale, fail, flail, frail, gael.
Start with travail
travailed, travails, travailing.