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ailment (n.)

"sickness, disease, indisposition," 1706, from ail + -ment.

updated on November 29, 2016

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Definitions of ailment from WordNet

ailment (n.)
an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining;
Synonyms: complaint / ill
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