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1. A febrile condition in which there are alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating. Used chiefly in reference to the fevers associated with malaria.
2. A chill or fit of shivering.
[Middle English, from Old French (fievre) ague, sharp (fever), from Medieval Latin (febris) acūta, from Latin, feminine of acūtus; see acute.]
a′gu·ish (ā′gyo͞o-ĭsh) adj.
1. (Medicine) a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
2. a fit of shivering
[C14: from Old French (fievre) ague acute fever; see acute]
1. chills, fever, and sweating associated with malaria.
2. any fever marked by shivering.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French, short for fievre ague acute fever < Latin febris acūta]
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|Noun||1.||ague - a fit of shivering or shaking|
|2.||ague - successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria|
malaria - an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
quartan - a malarial fever that recurs every fourth day
|3.||ague - a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation|