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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

By which means when we first used those parts we used often to be Sick of violent Favors and agues, when we came home.
An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies Robert Knox

agues, according to arrangement, left him alone with his aunt.
The Longest Journey E. M. Forster

Wherever I have afforded my salutary presence, fevers have ceased to burn and agues to shake the human fabric.
Library Notes A. P. Russell

Whereby they thinke through all that yeare from agues to be free.
Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer

I am well in health, as I have generally been, with the exception of two agues, both of which I quickly got over.
Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.) Thomas Moore

But when within the inclosed woods our agues are of a very mild form, soon extinguished by a timely dose of quinine.
In Darkest Africa, Vol. 2; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria Henry Morton Stanley

In the more inland counties the agues were often attended with peculiarities extraordinary and alarming.
A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2) Charles Creighton

The air is soft, but rather moist from the effluvia of so many trees; yet perfectly healthy and free from agues.
The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1 Gilbert White

A damp air disposes the body to agues, intermitting fevers, and dropsies, and should be studiously avoided.
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton

And he would drain Menham marsh, and then the Menham people would not have agues and goitres.
Notwithstanding Mary Cholmondeley

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

“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)

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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