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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ague  \A"gue\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Agued}.] 
  To  strike  with  an  ague,  or  with  a  cold  fit  --Heywood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ague 
  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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