ague (third-person singular simple present agues, present participle aguing, simple past and past participle agued)
1.Pathology. 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 bones and joints, etc.; chill.
1. a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
2. a fit of shivering Derived Formsaguish, adjective Word OriginC14, from Old French (fievre) ague acute fever; see acuteCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"malarial fever," c.1300, from Old French ague "an acute fever," from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta "sharp (fever)," fem. of acutus "sharp" (see acute).
An attack of the ague sent him home, and on recovery, having resolved to attend a high school and fit himself to become a teacher, he passed the next four years in a hard struggle with poverty and in an earnest effort to secure an education, studying for a short time in the Geauga Seminary atChester, Ohio.
A single paroxysm of simple ague may come upon the patient in the midst of good health or it may be preceded by some malaise.
Another paroxysm begins at or near the same hour next day (quotidian ague), which results from a double tertian infection, or the interval may be fortyeight hours (tertian ague), or seventy-two hours (quartan 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.
The latter, besides its more obvious advantages, speedily freed large tracts of country from stagnant water and their inhabitants from ague, and prepared the way for the underground draining which soon after began to be practised.
Another was projected against China, but the old warrior was attacked by fever and ague when encamped on the farther side of the Sihon (Syr-Daria) and died at Atrar (Otrar) on the 17th of February 1405.
Above the level of the river, Poti is extremely unhealthy, fever and ague prevailing in summer and autumn.
Indians taken down from the sierra get ague and dysentery.
Hemicrania, migraine, brow-ague' and sick headache are various terms employed to describe what by some is considered to be another form of neuralgia.
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