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a·gue

 (ā′gyo͞o)
n.
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.
a′gu·ish·ly adv.
a′gu·ish·ness n.
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Adj.1.aguish - affected by agueaguish - affected by ague      
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
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You've been lying out on the meshes, and they're dreadful aguish.
It was dark, and had a dirt floor for the most part, dank, clammy, and aguish, only here a board and there a board which would not bear removal.
Having been somewhat refreshed with the sleep I had had, and the fit being entirely off, I got up; and though the fright and terror of my dream was very great, yet I considered that the fit of the ague would return again the next day, and now was my time to get something to refresh and support myself when I should be ill; and the first thing I did, I filled a large square case-bottle with water, and set it upon my table, in reach of my bed; and to take off the chill or aguish disposition of the water, I put about a quarter of a pint of rum into it, and mixed them together.
That year, Johansen cracked his cellphone screen and felt the same aguish many do when he realized he would have to drop it off at a nondescript repair shop for a few hours.