meaning of Ague

Ague meaning in General Dictionary

To hit with an ague or with a cool fit

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  • An acute temperature
  • successive stages of chills and temperature this is certainly an indicator of malaria
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  • a fit of shivering or trembling
  • An acute temperature.
  • An intermittent temperature, attended by alternate cool and hot matches.
  • The cold fit or rigor of this intermittent temperature; as, temperature and ague.
  • A chill, or condition of trembling, much like cold.
  • To hit with an ague, or with a cold fit.

Ague meaning in Medical Dictionary

A fever (such as from malaria) which marked by paroxysms of chills, temperature, and sweating continual regular intervals. In addition a fit of shivering, a chill. Ergo, ague can reference both chills and fevers.


Ague meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"malarial fever," c.1300, from Old French ague "acute temperature," from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta "razor-sharp (temperature)," with fem. of acutus "sharp" (see acute).


Ague meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An acute temperature.

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  • (letter.) An intermittent fever, attended by alternative cool and hot matches.
  • (letter.) The cold fit or rigor associated with the intermittent fever; because, temperature and ague.
  • (letter.) A chill, or condition of shaking, just like cold.
  • (v. t.) To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.

Sentence Examples with the word Ague

The malarial cachexia that follows definite attacks of ague consists in a state of ill-defined suffering, associated with a sallow skin, enlarged spleen and liver, and sometimes.

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