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chills and fever

Definition:

successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

chills and fevers

Part of:

malaria

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

quartan

Synonyms:

ague

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

ague | aguish [adjective, derived]

a fever with successive stages of fever and chills especially when caused by malaria | a fit of shivering (18 of 373 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ague

Wiktionary:

ague | agues [plural] | agued [past tense] | aguing [present participle] | Malaria [synonym, sense-specific]

[obsolete] An acute fever. | [pathology] An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits. | The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague. | A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold. | [obsolete] Malaria. | ... (39 of 136 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ague

Wikipedia:

Ague [disambiguation]

may refer to: Fever | Malaria | Kan Ague, a residential area of Patikul, Sulu, Philippines (14 of 66 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ague

Merriam-Webster:

ague | aguish [adjective, related]

a fever (as malaria) marked by paroxysms of chills, fever, and sweating that recur at regular intervals | a fit of shivering (21 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ague

American Heritage Dictionary:

ague | aguish [adjective, related] | aguishly [adverb, related] | aguishness [noun, related]

A febrile condition in which there are alternating periods of chills, ... | A chill or fit of shivering. (18 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ague

Oxford Dictionary:

ague | agued [derived] | aguish [derived]

[archaic] : malaria or another illness involving fever and shivering. | a fever or shivering fit. (15 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ague

Random House Dictionary:

ague

[pathology] a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits. | a fit of fever or ... (22 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ague

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ague [countable/uncountable] | agues [plural]

an old word for illness in which you have a fever, feel cold, and shiver (=shake slightly) (17 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ague

New World Dictionary:

ague | aguish [adjective, related]

a fever, usually malarial, marked by regularly recurring chills | a chill; fit of shivering (14 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ague

Britannica Encyclopedia:

malaria [pathology]

serious relapsing infection in humans, characterized by periodic attacks of chills and fever, anemia, splenomegaly, and often fatal complications. ... (19 of 1147 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/359534​/malaria

Columbia Encyclopedia:

malaria

infectious parasitic disease that can be either acute or chronic and is frequently recurrent. Malaria is common in Africa, Central and South America, ... (23 of 144 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0831320​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

malaria

a disease that you can get from the bite of a particular type of mosquito (a small flying insect) which causes periods of fever and makes you feel ... (28 of 48 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/malaria

Encarta Dictionary:

ague | agues [plural]

a feverish condition involving alternating hot, cold, and sweating stages, especially as a symptom of malaria | a fever or shivering fit (archaic) (22 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584260​/definition​.html  [offline]

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