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ailment

Syllabification: ail·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈālmənt
 
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Definition of ailment in English:

noun

An illness, typically a minor one.
Example sentences
  • Along the way, minor ailments were treated and hypochondria dispelled, with adept matter of factness.
  • He may be successful without other ailments like fever, common cold and whatever.
  • A man hunched over with pain and troubled by a lengthy list of illnesses and ailments.
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