- Pathology. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits.
- a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the bones and joints, etc.; chill.
- a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
- a fit of shivering
“malarial fever,” c.1300, from Old French ague “an acute fever,” from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta “sharp (fever),” fem. of acutus “sharp” (see acute).
- A febrile condition, especially associated with malaria, characterized by alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating.
- A chill or fit of shivering.