ague


ague

noun

  1. Pathology. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits.
  2. a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the bones and joints, etc.; chill.

noun

  1. a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
  2. a fit of shivering
n.

“malarial fever,” c.1300, from Old French ague “an acute fever,” from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta “sharp (fever),” fem. of acutus “sharp” (see acute).

n.

  1. A febrile condition, especially associated with malaria, characterized by alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating.
  2. A chill or fit of shivering.

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