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ail

noun

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an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • half of the staff is out sick with the usual wintertime ails

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ail

verb

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The first known use of ail was before the 12th century

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“Ail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ail. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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