ailment

[ eyl-muh nt ]
/ ˈeɪl mənt /

noun

a physical disorder or illness, especially of a minor or chronic nature.

Origin of ailment

First recorded in 1700–10; ail + -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for ailment

ailment

/ (ˈeɪlmənt) /

noun

a slight but often persistent illness
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Word Origin and History for ailment

ailment


n.

1706, from ail + -ment.

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Medicine definitions for ailment

ailment

[ ālmənt ]

n.

A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
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