ague-fit

  • 1 Ague fit — Ague A gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] Brenning agues. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An intermittent… …

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  • 2 ague-fit — aˈgue fit noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ague …

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  • 3 Ague — A gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] Brenning agues. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An intermittent fever,… …

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  • 4 Ague cake — Ague A gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] Brenning agues. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An intermittent… …

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  • 5 Ague drop — Ague A gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] Brenning agues. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An intermittent… …

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  • 6 Ague spell — Ague A gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] Brenning agues. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An intermittent… …

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  • 7 Ague tree — Ague A gue, n. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.] 1. An acute fever. [Obs.] Brenning agues. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An intermittent… …

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  • 8 Ague — A gue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agued}.] To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit. Heywood. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 ague — [ā′gyo͞o΄] n. [ME < OFr ague < ML ( febris) acuta, violent (fever): see ACUTE] 1. a fever, usually malarial, marked by regularly recurring chills 2. a chill; fit of shivering aguish [ā′gyo͞o ish] adj …

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  • 10 ague — ► NOUN archaic 1) malaria or some other illness involving fever and shivering. 2) a fever or shivering fit. ORIGIN from Latin acuta febris acute fever …

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  • 11 Ague — A fever (such as from malaria) that is marked by paroxysms of chills, fever, and sweating recurring regular intervals. Also a fit of shivering, a chill. Hence, ague can refer to both chills and fevers. Pronounced A ( )gyü with the accent solidly… …

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  • 12 ague — 1. noun /ˈeɪ.ɡju/ a) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits. b) The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague. 2. verb /ˈeɪ.ɡju/ To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit …

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  • 13 ague — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French ague, from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta, literally, sharp fever, from Latin, feminine of acutus sharp more at acute Date: 14th century 1. a fever (as malaria) marked by paroxysms of chills, fever …

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  • 14 ague — aguelike, adj. /ay gyooh/, n. 1. Pathol. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits. 2. a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the… …

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  • 15 ague — n. 1. Chilliness, cold, chill, shiver, shivering, shivering fit, shakes. 2. Intermittent fever, fever and ague, chills, chills and fever …

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  • 16 ague — a·gue || eɪgjuː n. malarial fever; chills, fit of shivering; chill …

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  • 17 ague — [ eɪgju:] noun archaic malaria or another illness involving fever and shivering. ↘a fever or shivering fit. Derivatives agued adjective aguish adjective Origin ME: via OFr. from med. L. acuta (febris) acute (fever) …

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  • 18 ague — /ˈeɪgju / (say aygyooh) noun 1. Pathology a malarial fever characterised by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits. 2. a fit of shaking or shivering as if with cold; a chill. {Middle English, from Old… …

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  • 19 ague — n. 1 hist. a malarial fever, with cold, hot, and sweating stages. 2 a shivering fit. Derivatives: agued adj. aguish adj. Etymology: ME f. OF f. med.L acuta (febris) acute (fever) …

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  • 20 chill — I. n. 1. Cold, coldness, chilliness, frigidity. 2. Shiver, ague, shivering fit, ague fit, rigor. 3. Depression, damp, depressing influence. II. a. Cold, frigid, chilly, bleak. III. v. a. 1. Make chilly, make cold …

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