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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ague \A"gue\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Agued}.] To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit. --Heywood.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

ague \a"gue\ ([=a]"g[-u]), noun [OE. agu, ague, OF. agu, F. aigu, sharp, OF. fem. ague, LL. (febris) acuta, a sharp, acute fever, fr. L. acutus sharp. See {Acute}.]

1. An acute fever. [Obs.] "Brenning agues." --P. Plowman.

2. (Med.) A fever characterized by paroxysms of high fever and shaking chills. [1913 Webster + AS]

3. The cold fit or rigor of malaria or any other intermittent fever; as, fever and ague. [1913 Webster + AS]

4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold. --Dryden. AS

{Ague cake}, an enlargement of the spleen produced by ague.

{Ague drop}, a solution of the arsenite of potassa used for ague.

{Ague fit}, a fit of the ague. --Shak.

{Ague spell}, a spell or charm against ague. --Gay.

{Ague tree}, the sassafras, -- sometimes so called from the use of its root formerly, in cases of ague. [Obs.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ague

noun

1: a fit of shivering or shaking

2: successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria [syn: {ague}, {chills and fever}]

3: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: {acute accent}, {acute}, {ague}]


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