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definition of the word ague

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Middle English ague and Old English agu, ague, from Old French and Middle French aguë (fievre), "acute (fever)", from Late Latin (febris) acuta "acute fever", from acutus "sharp, acute" + febris "fever".

Singular
ague

Plural
agues

ague (plural agues)

  1. (obsolete) An acute fever.
    • Brenning agues. —P. Plowman.
  2. (pathology) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
  3. The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
  4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold.
  5. A former name for malaria.

Infinitive
to ague

Third person singular
agues

Simple past
agued

Past participle
agued

Present participle
aguing

to ague (third-person singular simple present agues, present participle aguing, simple past and past participle agued)

  1. (transitive) To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
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