ailed; ailing; ails
Definition of ail
(Entry 1 of 2)
: to give physical or emotional pain, discomfort, or trouble to His back has been ailing him. It's good for what ails you. What's ailing you?
: to have something the matter an ailing economy especially : to suffer ill health She has been ailing for years.
Definition of ail (Entry 2 of 2)
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