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Meaning of AIL

Pronunciation:  eyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  aromatic bulb used as seasoning
  2. [v]  cause bodily suffering to
  3. [v]  be unwell, ill, or ill disposed

AIL is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: afflict, garlic, pain, trouble
 See Also: Allium sativum, break out, clove, disagree with, erupt, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, garlic clove, hurt, recrudesce, seasoner, seasoning, suffer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ail\ ([=a]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ailed} ([=a]ld); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Ailing}.] [OE. eilen, ailen, AS. eglan to trouble,
    pain; akin to Goth. us-agljan to distress, agls troublesome,
    irksome, aglo, aglitha, pain, and prob. to E. awe. [root]3.]
    To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental;
    to trouble; to be the matter with; -- used to express some
    uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what
    ails the man? I know not what ails him.
          What aileth thee, Hagar?                 --Gen. xxi.
    Note: It is never used to express a specific disease. We do
          not say, a fever ails him; but, something ails him.
  2. \Ail\, v. i.
    To be affected with pain or uneasiness of any sort; to be ill
    or indisposed or in trouble.
          When he ails ever so little . . . he is so peevish.
  3. \Ail\, n.
    Indisposition or morbid affection.             --Pope.
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