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Ague Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ague n
  1. a fit of shivering
  2. successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria [syn: chills and fever]
  3. a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: acute accent, acute]
Ague Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ague \A"gue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Agued.] To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit. --Heywood.
Ague Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ague \A"gue\, n. [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.) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
  3. The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
  4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold. --Dryden. 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.]
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