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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. Rheumatic too."
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.
It is hard to think of anyone as deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize--who has suffered and had to sacrifice so much and yet perseveres again and again regardless of her obvious, visible, and audible aguish in doing so--as Nadia Murad, the second-youngest recipient of the Prize ever, second only to Malala Yousafzai
Mason Cartwright howls in aguish after his fight against Darren Tetley is stopped due to a mouth injury.