ailment

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From ail +‎ -ment

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ailment (plural ailments)

  1. Something which ails one; a disease; sickness.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 2/9/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      He had always been remarkably immune from such little ailments, and had only once in his life been ill, of a vicious pneumonia long ago at school. He hadn't the faintest idea what to with a cold in the head, he just took quinine and continued to blow his nose.

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