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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ail  \Ail\  ([=a]l),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ailed}  ([=a]ld);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Ailing}.]  [OE.  eilen  ailen,  AS  eglan  to  trouble, 
  pain;  akin  to  Goth.  us-agljan  to  distress,  agls  troublesome, 
  irksome,  aglo,  aglitha  pain,  and  prob.  to  E.  awe.  [root]3.] 
  To  affect  with  pain  or  uneasiness,  either  physical  or  mental; 
  to  trouble;  to  be  the  matter  with  --  used  to  express  some 
  uneasiness  or  affection,  whose  cause  is  unknown;  as  what 
  ails  the  man?  I  know  not  what  ails  him 
 
  What  aileth  thee,  Hagar?  --Gen.  xxi. 
  17. 
 
  Note:  It  is  never  used  to  express  a  specific  disease.  We  do 
  not  say  a  fever  ails  him  but  something  ails  him 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ail  \Ail\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  affected  with  pain  or  uneasiness  of  any  sort;  to  be  ill 
  or  indisposed  or  in  trouble. 
 
  When  he  ails  ever  so  little  .  .  .  he  is  so  peevish. 
  --Richardson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ail  \Ail\,  n. 
  Indisposition  or  morbid  affection.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ail 
  n  :  aromatic  bulb  used  as  seasoning  [syn:  {garlic}] 
  v  1:  be  unwell,  ill,  or  ill  disposed 
  2:  cause  bodily  suffering  to  [syn:  {afflict},  {trouble},  {pain}] 




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