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Related to ague: malaria, cloven, terpsichore

a·gue

(ā'gū), Avoid the mispronunciation āg.
1. Malarial fever.
2. A chill.
[Fr. aigu, acute]

ague

(a´gu)
1. a chill.
2. old name for malaria.

ague

(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.

a′gu·ish (ā′gyo͞o-ĭsh) adj.
a′gu·ish·ly adv.
a′gu·ish·ness n.

ague

(1) Malarial fever. 
(2) An obsolete, nonspecific term for "a chill".
(3) An obsolete, nonspecific term for a localised pain.

a·gue

(ā'gyū)
An intermittent fever.
[Fr. aigu, acute]

ague

A burning fever with hot and cold spells and severe shivering or rigor when the temperature is rising, as is experienced in MALARIA.

a·gue

(ā'gyū) Avoid the mispronunciation āg.
1. Malarial fever.
2. A chill.
[Fr. aigu, acute]
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In the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, he described successful treatment of more than 50 cases of ague, possibly malaria, with powdered willow bark.
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Early settlers steeped dogwood bark in whiskey and drank the infusion to relieve ague.
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