Definition of ail in English:

ail

Syllabification: ail

verb

[with object]
  • Trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body: exercise is good for whatever ails you
    More example sentences
    • A doctor who specializes in sports medicine, however, would give you an answer more tailored to your fitness level and whatever ails you.
    • Her back is strong, so you can go to her to shoulder the angst of whatever ails you.
    • Coffee has been a comfort, an instigator, and a cure for whatever ails you for hundreds of years.

Origin

Old English eglian, eglan, from egle 'troublesome', of Germanic origin; related to Gothic agls 'disgraceful'.

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