ailment

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

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

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

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  • 4 ailment — disorder, condition, affection, malady, *disease, complaint, distemper, syndrome …

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

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  • 6 ailment — ► NOUN ▪ a minor illness …

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

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

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

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

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 ailment — noun a common stomach ailment Syn: illness, disease, sickness, disorder, condition, affliction, malady, complaint, infirmity; informal bug, virus …

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  • 13 ailment — /ˈeɪlmənt/ (say aylmuhnt) noun a morbid affection of the body or mind; indisposition: a slight ailment …

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  • 14 ailment — A disease; sickness, indisposition; morbid affection of the body; not ordinarily applied to acute diseases. McDermott v Modern Woodmen of America, 97 Mo App 636, 654, 71 SW 833. See personal ailment …

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

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  • 16 ailment — /ayl meuhnt/, n. a physical disorder or illness, esp. of a minor or chronic nature. [1700 10; AIL + MENT] * * * …

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  • 17 ailment — noun Something which ails one; a disease; sickness …

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  • 18 ailment — ail·ment ā(ə)l mənt n a bodily disorder or chronic disease * * * ail·ment (ālґmənt) any disease or affection of the body, usually referring to slight or mild disorder …

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  • 19 ailment — Synonyms and related words: abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction, allergic disease, allergy, atrophy, bacterial disease, birth defect, blight, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, circulatory disease, complaint, complication,… …

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  • 20 ailment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. disease, illness, malady. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. disease, illness, sickness, infirmity; see disease . See Synonym Study at disease . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. illness, malady, affliction. see …

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