ague

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noun \ ˈā-(ˌ)gyü \

Definition of ague

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


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ague

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noun \ ˈā-(ˌ)gyü \

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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