ailment

[ eyl-muhnt ]
/ ˈeɪl mənt /
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noun

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

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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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Medical definitions for ailment

ailment
[ ālmənt ]

n.

A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
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