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dumb ague

noun Pathology.
  1. an irregular form of intermittent malarial fever, lacking the usual chill.
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Origin of dumb ague

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples of dumb ague

  • It seemed as though I was to suffer from that or dumb-ague every time I traveled on this river.

    Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army

    Augustus Meyers

  • But for him, I might never have heard of ‘the dumb-ague,’ respecting which malady I am now learned.

British Dictionary definitions for dumb ague

dumb ague

  1. an irregular form of malarial fever (ague) lacking the typically symptomatic chill
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