Definition of ail in English:

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ail

Pronunciation: /āl/

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'.

Words that rhyme with ail

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