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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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