ague

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noun \ˈā-(ˌ)gyü\

Definition of ague

  1. 1 :  a fever (such as malaria) marked by paroxysms (see paroxysm 1) of chills, fever, and sweating that recur at regular intervals

  2. 2 :  a fit of shivering

aguish

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Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

ague

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noun \ˈā-(ˌ)gyü\

Medical Definition of ague

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

  2. 2:  a fit of shivering :  chill


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