Ague meaning

ā'gyo͝o
A fever, usually malarial, marked by regularly recurring chills.
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A febrile condition in which there are alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating. Used chiefly in reference to the fevers associated with malaria.
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A chill or fit of shivering.
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A chill; fit of shivering.
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A febrile condition in which there are alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating. Used chiefly in reference to the fevers associated with malaria.
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A chill or fit of shivering.
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(pathology) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
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The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
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A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold.

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To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
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Origin of ague

  • Middle English from Old French (fievre) ague sharp (fever) from Medieval Latin (febris) acūta from Latin feminine of acūtus acute
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English agu, ague, from Old French and Middle French (fievre) aguë, “acute (fever)” (Modern French fièvre aigüe), from Late Latin (febris) acuta (“acute fever”), from acūtus (“sharp, acute”) + febris (“fever”).
    From Wiktionary
  • Cognate to acute.
    From Wiktionary