"soreness" in the noun sense
1. tenderness, soreness, rawness
a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched
"the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"
"after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
2. discomfort, soreness, irritation
an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
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