ague

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪɡjuː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈeɪgju/ ,USA pronunciation: respellinggyo̅o̅)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•gue /ˈeɪgyu/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Pathologychills and fever, esp. when associated with malaria.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•gue  gyo̅o̅),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Pathologya malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits.
  2. Pathologya fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the bones and joints, etc.;
    chill.
ague•like′, adj. 
  • Latin febris acūta
  • Middle French, short for fievre ague acute fever
  • Middle English 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ague /ˈeɪɡjuː/ n
  1. a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
  2. a fit of shivering
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French (fievre) ague acute fever; see acute

ˈaguish adj
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