Ague



Pathology. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits.
a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the bones and joints, etc.; chill.
Historical Examples

I could quarrel with the climate, but surely, if it is subject to the ague, there is a fever fit as well as a cold one.
Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution John Adams

“Yes, and catch their deaths of fever and ague,” said Mrs. Bartlett.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr

Instead, however, the curtains only grew more and more agitated, shaking violently as if they had the ague.
Haunted Places in England Elliot O’Donnell

Fortunately for me, there were two cases of fever and ague in the ship.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper

The following day, and many days, he lay very ill with fever and ague, and hardly knew what he was doing.
Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12) Various

The climate is tropical, and malaria, with its fever and ague, is prevalent.
The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

As he raised it all present, including ague, bowed and bent the knee.
Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers

Moreover, her father had had a touch of ague, and was coming home that very night.
Chatterbox, 1905. Various

I have been ill for three weeks with pains in the back, and fever and ague everywhere.
An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

At the utterance of this name, the youth shook as with ague.
Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes Stella M. Francis

noun
a fever with successive stages of fever and chills esp when caused by malaria
a fit of shivering
n.

“malarial fever,” c.1300, from Old French ague “an acute fever,” from Medieval Latin (febris) acuta “sharp (fever),” fem. of acutus “sharp” (see acute).

ague a·gue (ā’gyōō)
n.

A febrile condition, especially associated with malaria, characterized by alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating.

A chill or fit of shivering.

the translation in Lev. 26:16 (R.V., “fever”) of the Hebrew word kaddah’ath, meaning “kindling”, i.e., an inflammatory or burning fever. In Deut. 28:22 the word is rendered “fever.”

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