ailment

[ eyl-muh nt ]
/ ˈeɪl mənt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. aileron,
  2. aileron roll,
  3. ailette,
  4. ailey,
  5. ailing,
  6. ailurophile,
  7. ailurophilia,
  8. ailurophobe,
  9. ailurophobia,
  10. aim

Origin of ailment

First recorded in 1700–10; ail + -ment

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ailment


British Dictionary definitions for ailment

ailment

/ (ˈeɪlmənt) /

noun

a slight but often persistent illness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ailment

ailment

n.

1706, from ail + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for ailment

ailment

[ ālmənt ]

n.

A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.