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ailing

adjective

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1 chronically or repeatedly suffering from poor health
  • when his ailing wife had to go to a nursing home, he visited her every day

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ailing

verb
present participle of ail

Synonyms & Antonyms of ailing (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of ailing was in 1598

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ailment

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“Ailing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ailing. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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