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noun 
  1. (obsolete) An acute fever.
    • Brenning agues. "P. Plowman.
      1. (pathology) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
      2. The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
      3. A chill, or state of shake, shaking, as with cold.
      4. A former name for malaria.
verb (agu, ing)
  1. (transitive) To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
Etymology: ague and agu, ague, from and aguí (fievre), "acute (fever)", from (febris) acuta "acute fever", from acutus "sharp, acute" + febris "fever".


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