ail

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1ail

verb \ˈāl\

: to cause pain or trouble for (someone)

: to suffer bad health

Full Definition of AIL

transitive verb
:  to give physical or emotional pain, discomfort, or trouble to
intransitive verb
:  to have something the matter; especially :  to suffer ill health

Examples of AIL

  1. This medicine is good for what ails you.
  2. His back was ailing him.
  3. She has been ailing for years.

Origin of AIL

Middle English eilen, from Old English eglan; akin to Gothic agljan to harm
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

2ail

noun

Definition of AIL

:  ailment

Examples of AIL

  1. <half of the staff is out sick with the usual wintertime ails>

First Known Use of AIL

13th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

ail

transitive verb \ˈā(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AIL

: to affect with an unnamed disease or physical or emotional pain or discomfort—used only of unspecified causes <what ails the patient>
intransitive verb
: to become affected with pain or discomfort <was ailing from a cold>

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