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Definitions of ailment:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

An indisposition; slight and usually chronic illness.

Usage examples for ailment:

  • Max had telephoned the news of his father's illness to his sister, Miss Babette Gembitz, Sam's only daughter, who upon her mother's death had assumed not only the duties but the manner and bearing of that tyrannical person; and Sam knew she would make a searching investigation of the cause of his ailment "The Competitive Nephew", Montague Glass

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A disease marked clinically by frequent small stools, chiefly of blood and mucus, accompanied by pain and tenesmus; it may be acute or chronic, sporadic or epidemic, and is due to the action of a specific bacillus or of a specific ameba. ...