ague


ague

noun \ˈā-(ˌ)gyü\

Definition of AGUE

1
:  a fever (as malaria) marked by paroxysms of chills, fever, and sweating that recur at regular intervals
2
:  a fit of shivering
agu·ish \ˈā-ˌgyü-ish\ adjective

Origin of AGUE

Middle English, from Anglo-French ague, from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta, literally, sharp fever, from Latin, feminine of acutus sharp — more at acute
First Known Use: 14th century

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ague

noun \ˈā-(ˌ)gyü\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AGUE

1
: a fever (as malaria) marked by paroxysms of chills, fever, and sweating that recur at regular intervals
2
: a fit of shivering : chill

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