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ague
1. A fever; such as, from malaria; which is marked by paroxysms of chills, fever, and sweating recurring at regular intervals.
2. A fit of shivering, a chill; therefore, ague can refer to both chills and fevers.
3. Etymology: aigue entered English usage in the 14th century, having crossed the English channel from the Middle French aguë.

The word shares the same origin as acute. It comes from the Latin acutus, "sharp or pointed". A fievre aigue in French was a sharp, pointed, or acute fever.

This entry is located in the following unit: acuto-, acut-, acuti-, acu-, -cusis; also, agu- (page 4)
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shaking ague
1. An acute febrile state with chills.
2. A severe form of malarial paroxysm (in medicine, a violent attack which may be due to the sudden occurrence of symptoms or the acute exacerbation [the abrupt worsening] of preexisting symptoms).
This entry is located in the following unit: acuto-, acut-, acuti-, acu-, -cusis; also, agu- (page 5)