ailment

ailment
noun Date: 1703 1. a bodily disorder or chronic disease 2. unrest, uneasiness

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  • Ailment — Ail ment, n. Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; not applied ordinarily to acute diseases. Little ailments. Landsdowne. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ailment — index disability (physical inability), disease, disorder (abnormal condition), pain, trouble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ailment — (n.) 1706, from AIL (Cf. ail) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ailment — disorder, condition, affection, malady, *disease, complaint, distemper, syndrome …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ailment — [n] mild sickness ache, bug, complaint, condition, disease, disorder, dose*, flu, illness, indisposition, infirmity, malady, syndrome; concepts 306,316 Ant. health …   New thesaurus

  • ailment — ► NOUN ▪ a minor illness …   English terms dictionary

  • ailment — [āl′mənt] n. any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one SYN. DISEASE …   English World dictionary

  • ailment — n. a chronic; common; minor ailment * * * [ eɪlmənt] common minor ailment minor ailment a chronic …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ailment — UK [ˈeɪlmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms ailment : singular ailment plural ailments an illness, usually not a serious one …   English dictionary

  • ailment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common, minor, trivial ▪ chronic, serious ▪ childhood ▪ physical ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • ailment — [[t]e͟ɪlmənt[/t]] ailments N COUNT An ailment is an illness, especially one that is not very serious. The pharmacist can assist you with the treatment of common ailments. Syn: affliction …   English dictionary

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