from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Disease; indisposition; morbid affection of the body: not ordinarily applied to acute diseases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; -- not applied ordinarily to acute diseases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something which ails one; a disease; sickness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining


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From ail +‎ -ment


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