ague /ˈe(ˌ)gju/ 名詞
1. An acute fever. [Obs.] “Brenning agues.”
2. Med. A fever characterized by paroxysms of high fever and shaking chills.
3. The cold fit or rigor of malaria or any other intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold.
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.]
A·gue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Agued ] To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
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]
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."