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ague

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a=gue

CIDE DICTIONARY

aguen. [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See Acute.].
  •  An acute fever.  P. Plowman.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
Ague cake, an enlargement of the spleen produced by ague. -- Ague drop, a solution of the arsenite of potassa used for ague. -- Ague fit, a fit of the ague. Shak. -- Ague spell, a spell or charm against ague. Gay. -- Ague tree, the sassafras, -- sometimes so called from the use of its root formerly, in cases of ague. [Obs.]
aguev. t. 
     To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.  Heywood.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ague, n.
1 hist. a malarial fever, with cold, hot, and sweating stages.
2 a shivering fit.

Derivative
agued adj. aguish adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. med.L acuta (febris) acute (fever)

THESAURUS

ague

African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, abscess, acute articular rheumatism, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, anthrax, apnea, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, bacillary dysentery, backache, bastard measles, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, bleeding, blennorhea, breakbone fever, brucellosis, bubonic plague, bumpiness, cachectic fever, cachexia, cachexy, cerebral rheumatism, chattering, chicken pox, chill, chills, cholera, chorea, cold shivers, colic, constipation, convulsion, coughing, cowpox, cyanosis, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diarrhea, diphtheria, dizziness, dropsy, dumdum fever, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, elephantiasis, emaciation, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, fainting, famine fever, fatigue, fever, fibrillation, fits and starts, five-day fever, flu, flux, frambesia, glandular fever, grippe, growth, hansenosis, hemorrhage, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, high blood pressure, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, icterus, indigestion, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammation, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, insomnia, itching, jactation, jactitation, jail fever, jaundice, jerkiness, joltiness, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, labored breathing, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, low blood pressure, lumbago, madness, malaria, malarial fever, marasmus, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, milzbrand, mumps, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, pain, palsy, paralysis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, pruritus, psittacosis, quaking, quavering, quivering, rabbit fever, rabies, rash, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, rheum, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, sclerosis, seizure, septic sore throat, shakes, shaking, shingles, shivering, shivers, shock, shuddering, skin eruption, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, sneezing, sore, spasm, spasms, splenic fever, spotted fever, strep throat, succussion, swamp fever, tabes, tachycardia, tetanus, thrush, tinea, trembling, tremulousness, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, tumor, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, upset stomach, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, vertigo, vibration, viral dysentery, vomiting, wasting, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster

ROGET THESAURUS

ague

Disease

N disease, illness, sickness, ailing, all the ills that flesh is heir to, morbidity, morbosity, infirmity, ailment, indisposition, complaint, disorder, malady, distemper, distemperature, visitation, attack, seizure, stroke, fit, delicacy, loss of health, invalidation, cachexy, cachexia, atrophy, marasmus, indigestion, dyspepsia, decay, decline, consumption, palsy, paralysis, prostration, taint, pollution, infection, sepsis, septicity, infestation, epidemic, pandemic, endemic, epizootic, murrain, plague, pestilence, pox, sore, ulcer, abscess, fester, boil, pimple, wen, carbuncle, gathering, imposthume, peccant humor, issue, rot, canker, cold sore, fever sore, cancer, carcinoma, leukemia, neoplastic disease, malignancy, tumor, caries, mortification, corruption, gangrene, sphacelus, sphacelation, leprosy, eruption, rash, breaking out, fever, temperature, calenture, inflammation, ague, angina pectoris, appendicitis, Asiatic cholera, spasmodic cholera, biliary calculus, kidney stone, black death, bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, blennorrhagia, blennorrhoea, blood poisoning, bloodstroke, bloody flux, brash, breakbone fever, dengue fever, malarial fever, Q-fever, heart attack, cardiac arrest, cardiomyopathy, hardening of the arteries, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, bronchocele, canker rash, cardialgia, carditis, endocarditis, cholera, asphyxia, chlorosis, chorea, cynanche, dartre, enanthem, enanthema, erysipelas, exanthem, exanthema, gallstone, goiter, gonorrhea, green sickness, grip, grippe, influenza, flu, hay fever, heartburn, heaves, rupture, hernia, hemorrhoids, piles, herpes, itch, king's evil, lockjaw, measles, mumps, polio, necrosis, pertussis, phthisis, pneumonia, psora, pyaemia, pyrosis, quinsy, rachitis, ringworm, rubeola, St. Vitus's dance, scabies, scarlatina, scarlet fever, scrofula, seasickness, struma, syntexis, tetanus, tetter, tonsillitis, tonsilitis, tracheocele, trachoma, trismus, varicella, varicosis, variola, water qualm, whooping cough, yellow fever, yellow jack, fatal disease, dangerous illness, galloping consumption, churchyard cough, general breaking up, break up of the system, idiocy insanity, martyr to disease, cripple, the halt the lame and the blind, valetudinary, valetudinarian, invalid, patient, case, sickroom, sick- chamber, pathology, etiology, nosology, anthrax, bighead, blackleg, blackquarter, cattle plague, glanders, mange, scrapie, milk sickness, heartworm, feline leukemia, roundworms, quarter-evil, quarter-ill, rinderpest, virus, bacterium, bacteria, DNA virus, RNA virus, rhinovirus, rhabdovirus, picornavirus, herpesvirus, cytomegalovirus, CMV, human immunodefficiency virus, HIV, diseased, ailing, ill, ill of, taken ill, seized with, indisposed, unwell, sick, squeamish, poorly, seedy, affected with illness, afflicted with illness, laid up, confined, bedridden, invalided, in hospital, on the sick list, out of health, out of sorts, under the weather, valetudinary, unsound, unhealthy, sickly, morbid, morbose, healthless, infirm, chlorotic, unbraced, drooping, flagging, lame, crippled, halting, morbid, tainted, vitiated, peccant, contaminated, poisoned, tabid, mangy, leprous, cankered, rotten, rotten to the core, rotten at the core, withered, palsied, paralytic, dyspeptic, luetic, pneumonic, pulmonic, phthisic, rachitic, syntectic, syntectical, tabetic, varicose, touched in the wind, broken-winded, spavined, gasping, hors de combat, weakly, weakened, decrepit, decayed, incurable, in declining health, cranky, in a bad way, in danger, prostrate, moribund, morbific epidemic, endemic, zymotic.


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