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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tra·vail /trəˈve(ə)l, ˈtræˌvel/
 分娩的痛苦,陣痛,辛勞(vi.)發生陣痛,辛勞

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tra·vail /trəˈve(ə)l, ˈtrævˌel/ 名詞
 分娩,生產

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trav·ail n.
 1. Labor with pain; severe toil or exertion.
    As everything of price, so this doth require travail.   --Hooker.
 2. Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tra·vail n.  Same as Travois.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trav·ail, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Travailed p. pr. & vb. n. Travailing.]
 1. To labor with pain; to toil. [Archaic] “Slothful persons which will not travail for their livings.”
 2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trav·ail, v. t. To harass; to tire. [Obs.]
    As if all these troubles had not been sufficient to travail the realm, a great division fell among the nobility.   --Hayward.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 travail
      n 1: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to
           the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
           [syn: parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in,
            childbed]
      2: use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A
         for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion" [syn:
          effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat]
      v : work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework";
          "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour,
           toil, fag, grind, drudge, dig, moil]