Ag"o*nize (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Agonized (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Agonizing (#).] [F. agoniser, LL. agonizare, fr. Gr. . See Agony.]


To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.

To smart and agonize at every pore. Pope.


To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.


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Ag"o*nize, v. t.

To cause to suffer agony; to subject to extreme pain; to torture.

He agonized his mother by his behavior. Thackeray.


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