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ail

 (āl)
v. ailed, ail·ing, ails
v.intr.
To feel ill or have pain: has been ailing for weeks.
v.tr.
To cause physical or mental pain or uneasiness to; trouble. See Synonyms at trouble.

[Middle English eilen, from Old English eglian, from egle, troublesome.]

ail

(eɪl)
vb
1. (tr) to trouble; afflict
2. (intr) to feel unwell
[Old English eglan to trouble, from egle troublesome, painful, related to Gothic agls shameful]

ail

(eɪl)

v.t.
1. to cause pain, uneasiness, or trouble to.
v.i.
2. to be unwell; feel pain; be ill.
[before 950; Middle English ail, eilen, Old English eglan to afflict]

ail


Past participle: ailed
Gerund: ailing

Imperative
ail
ail
Present
I ail
you ail
he/she/it ails
we ail
you ail
they ail
Preterite
I ailed
you ailed
he/she/it ailed
we ailed
you ailed
they ailed
Present Continuous
I am ailing
you are ailing
he/she/it is ailing
we are ailing
you are ailing
they are ailing
Present Perfect
I have ailed
you have ailed
he/she/it has ailed
we have ailed
you have ailed
they have ailed
Past Continuous
I was ailing
you were ailing
he/she/it was ailing
we were ailing
you were ailing
they were ailing
Past Perfect
I had ailed
you had ailed
he/she/it had ailed
we had ailed
you had ailed
they had ailed
Future
I will ail
you will ail
he/she/it will ail
we will ail
you will ail
they will ail
Future Perfect
I will have ailed
you will have ailed
he/she/it will have ailed
we will have ailed
you will have ailed
they will have ailed
Future Continuous
I will be ailing
you will be ailing
he/she/it will be ailing
we will be ailing
you will be ailing
they will be ailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ailing
you have been ailing
he/she/it has been ailing
we have been ailing
you have been ailing
they have been ailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ailing
you will have been ailing
he/she/it will have been ailing
we will have been ailing
you will have been ailing
they will have been ailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ailing
you had been ailing
he/she/it had been ailing
we had been ailing
you had been ailing
they had been ailing
Conditional
I would ail
you would ail
he/she/it would ail
we would ail
you would ail
they would ail
Past Conditional
I would have ailed
you would have ailed
he/she/it would have ailed
we would have ailed
you would have ailed
they would have ailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ail - aromatic bulb used as seasoningail - aromatic bulb used as seasoning  
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
garlic clove, clove - one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
Allium sativum, garlic - bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
Verb1.ail - be ill or unwell
suffer, hurt - feel pain or be in pain
2.ail - cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
hurt - give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
recrudesce, break out, erupt - become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"

ail

verb
1. (Literary) trouble, worry, bother, distress, pain, upset, annoy, irritate, sicken, afflict, be the matter with a debate on what ails the industry
2. be ill, be sick, be unwell, feel unwell, be crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), be indisposed, be or feel off colour He is said to be ailing at his home in the country.

ail

verb
To cause anxious uneasiness in:
Translations
يُزعِجيَمْرَض، يُصَاب بِوَعْكَة، يَتَوَجَّع
churavěttrápit
plageskrante
angravera sjúkur, òjást
kankintinegalavimasnegaluotineraminti
kaitētsāpētsirgtslimot
hastalanmakrahatsız etmekrahatsızlanmak

ail

[eɪl]
A. VT (o.f.) → afligir
what ails you?¿qué tienes?, ¿qué te pasa?
B. VI (also to be ailing) → estar enfermo, estar sufriendo

ail

vt (old)plagen; what’s ailing or what ails you? (inf)was hast du?, was ist mit dir?
vi (inf)kränklich sein, kränkeln

ail

[eɪl] vi (old) → essere sofferente

ail

(eil) verb
1. to be ill. The old lady has been ailing for some time.
2. to trouble. What ails you?
ˈailment noun
an illness, usually not serious or dangerous. Children often have minor ailments.
References in classic literature ?
Miller, I had indeed to go campaigning before, but I was barbed from counter to tail, and a man went along to groom me; and now I cannot understand what ailed me to prefer the mill before the battle.
Nor was Don Quixote less so, for what with blows and bruises he could not sit upright on the ass, and from time to time he sent up sighs to heaven, so that once more he drove the peasant to ask what ailed him.
He had gone to bed perfectly well, she said, and nothing had ailed him all day.