Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

From ail +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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  • Railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "May we appoint agent for you?. --US Railway Assn. Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 19, 2013