Ail - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eɪl|  American pronunciation of the word ail
Brit.  |eɪl|  British pronunciation of the word ail


- aromatic bulb used as seasoning (syn: garlic)


- be ill or unwell
- cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed (syn: pain, trouble)


This medicine is good for what ails you.

His back was ailing him.

She has been ailing for years.

...half of the staff is out sick with the usual wintertime ails...

What ails you?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: ail
he/she/it: ails
present participle: ailing
past tense: ailed
past participle: ailed
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