Etymology
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ague (n.)

c. 1300, "acute fever," also (late 14c.) "malarial fever (involving episodes of chills and shivering)" from Old French ague "acute fever," from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta "sharp (fever)," from fem. of acutus "sharp" (from PIE root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce").

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Definitions of ague

ague (n.)
a fit of shivering or shaking;
ague (n.)
successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria;
Synonyms: chills and fever
ague (n.)
a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation;
Synonyms: acute accent / acute
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