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.
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- noun Something which
ailsone; 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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The ailment is physical, but the reason for the ailment is legal.
The ailment is not only a personal and family tragedy; it is an enormous national expense -- $170 billion and rising fast.
Indeed, the failure to screen for this pervasive ailment is at best negligent and at worst tinged with the broad brush of racism.
Julian Sanchez: In the real world, the decision to do throw the kitchen sink at every ailment is either funded by the government, or by private insurance.
(Pena, out since early July with a quadriceps ailment, is not expected to play again this season, General Manager Dave Kasper said.)
When someone seems so dissatisfied with life and just perpetually grumpy, this type of physical ailment is no surprise.
First, a few basics: the ailment is known as G6PD deficiency (for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) and, according to a 2008 article in The Lancet, it "is the most common human enzyme defect, being present in more than 400 million people worldwide."
In the real world, the decision to do throw the kitchen sink at every ailment is either funded by the government, or by private insurance.
Whether your ailment is physical or psychological, there will be a memoir to suit.
And when mixed doubles partner Leander Paes of India fell ill with a potentially life-threatening brain ailment before the U.S.