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- Rhymes: -eɪlɪŋ
ailing (plural ailings)
- An ailment.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
- Present participle of ail.