Meaning of AGUE in English

I. ˈā(ˌ)gyü, chiefly dial or old-fash ˈāgə(r); ˈāg by many to whom it is only a book word noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French aguë (translation of Medieval Latin acuta, short for febris acuta, literally, sharp fever), from feminine of agu sharp, from Latin acutus — more at acute

1. : a fever of malarial character marked by paroxysms of chills, fever, and sweating that recur at regular intervals

2. : a fit or spell of shaking or shivering (as with cold) : chill

people shaking with the ague of the terrorized — W.L.Sullivan

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to affect with or as if with ague

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