ailment

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noun ail·ment \ˈāl-mənt\

Definition of ailment

  1. 1 :  a bodily disorder or chronic disease a stomach ailment

  2. 2 :  unrest, uneasiness an emotional ailment

Examples of ailment in a Sentence

  1. She suffered from a chronic back ailment.

  2. The doctor treated him for a variety of ailments.

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Origin and Etymology of ailment

see 1ail


AILMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ailment for English Language Learners

  • : a sickness or illness


AILMENT Defined for Kids

ailment

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noun ail·ment \ˈāl-mənt\

Definition of ailment for Students

  1. :  a sickness or disease


Medical Dictionary

ailment

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noun ail·ment \ˈā(ə)l-mənt\

Medical Definition of ailment

  1. :  a bodily disorder or chronic disease



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