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ail

 
 
pronunciation:
eIl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ails, ailing, ailed
definition 1: to trouble or cause pain to.
His bad knees are ailing him.I heard you moaning and want to know what ails you.
synonyms:
afflict, distress, pain, trouble
similar words:
annoy, bother, hurt, irritate, upset, worry, wound
definition 2: to be ill or feel sick.
She has been ailing ever since the accident.
similar words:
decline, fail, weaken
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