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ague

[ ey-gyoo ]
/ ˈeɪ gyu /
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noun

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.

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Origin of ague

1250–1300; Middle English <Middle French, short for fievre ague acute fever <Latin febris acūta

OTHER WORDS FROM ague

a·gue·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ague

ague
/ (ˈeɪɡjuː) /

noun

a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
a fit of shivering

Derived forms of ague

aguish, adjective

Word Origin for ague

C14: from Old French (fievre) ague acute fever; see acute
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Medical definitions for ague

ague
[ āgyōō ]

n.

A febrile condition, especially associated with malaria, characterized by alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating.
A chill or fit of shivering.
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