ague definition

  • noun:
    • A febrile symptom in which you will find alternating durations of chills, fever, and sweating. Utilized chiefly in reference to the fevers of malaria.
    • A chill or fit of shivering.
    • An acute fever.
    • An intermittent temperature, attended by alternative cold and hot matches.
    • The cool fit or rigor of the intermittent temperature; because, temperature and ague.
    • A chill, or condition of shaking, as with cold.
    • Malaria.
    • An acute fever.
    • An intermittent fever, attended by alternative cool and hot matches.
    • The cold fit or rigor of this periodic fever.
    • A chill, or state of trembling, much like cool.
    • An acute or violent fever.
    • Intermittent fever; a malarial temperature characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, each in well-developed types, consisting of three stages marked by consecutive suits, cool or shivering (the chill), hot or burning, and perspiring; chills and fever.
    • Chilliness; a chill not resulting from illness.
    • consecutive phases of chills and temperature that's a symptom of malaria
    • a fit of shivering or shaking
    • a mark (') put above a vowel to point pronunciation
  • verb:
    • To hit with an ague, or with a cold fit.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To hit with an ague, or with a cold fit.
  • others:
    • resulting in a shivering in; attack with a cold fit.

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