Definitions for Tribulationˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
trib•u•la•tionˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)
grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering.
an instance of this; an affliction, trouble, or woe.
Origin of tribulation:
1175–1225; ME < LL trībulātiō distress, trouble = L tribulā(re) to squeeze, der. of tribulum threshing sledge (trī, var. s. of terere to rub, crush +-bulum n. suffix of instrument)
trial, tribulation, visitation(noun)
an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
"his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
Any adversity; a trying period or event.
A relatively short period of time before the second coming where believers will experience worldwide persecution and be purified and strengthened by it.
Origin: tribulation, from tribulacion, from tribulatio, from tribulare, from tribulum, from terere; see trite.
that which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction
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