Pathology. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits.
a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the bones and joints, etc.; chill.
- a·gue·like, adjective
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How to use ague in a sentence
To add to their troubles, fever and ague attacked most of the white men, and one of them (Ogilvie) died on the journey.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
For a sick woman, to be sure, the ague fit had left its victim for that day, and she was feeling better.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
A severe attack of fever and ague was the result of Dorothy passing the night upon the heath.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Again an ague of beauty caught him, and he needed to hurl himself full length upon the mats until the ecstacy was past.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Dale dragged himself to a sitting posture and began shivering as if suffering from ague.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
British Dictionary definitions for ague
a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
a fit of shivering
- aguish, adjective
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