Definition of 'ailment'
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They can help with various minor ailments, too. The Sun (2016)But when you are undergoing a small procedure in hospital for a minor ailment, the experience can be quite pleasant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Labour encouraged people to claim a handout for ailments as slight as an allergy. The Sun (2011)Here are ten of the most common ailments. The Sun (2015)And they may also run a higher risk of more serious ailments. The Sun (2012)Then our son went to the doctor for some minor ailment or other. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Food poisoning was the most common ailment. The Sun (2012)But the hazards referred to were mostly minor ailments such as breathlessness or coughing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And a common ailment is weakness due to dieting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But he said such boosts were not sustainable and those with minor ailments must go elsewhere. The Sun (2014)Plus they may have struggles at work or suffer from minor physical ailments such as headaches or colds. The Sun (2013)In modern medicine there is often a distinction made between treating the cause of the ailment and treating the symptoms. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My gene pool was discussing its various health ailments over Sunday lunch. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Local pharmacies'should be actively promoted as the first place of advice and treatment for common ailments. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Being of a certain age, we had to give details of our various ailments. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The study showed people often choose superstitions to treat ailments, rather than proven cures. The Sun (2010)The most common ailments are nausea, headaches and mood swings. The Sun (2011)So what are the common ailments of old age - and how do you beat them? The Sun (2015)Since that time, common ailments have seriously affected her health and wellbeing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He makes few mentions of them, except in connection with the various medicines he used to treat their ailments. THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)The programme's aim is to encourage people to seek treatment for ailments that they would rather not admit to having. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you pick some up, make sure you read the back where it tells you how many ailments it treats. The Sun (2014)You may also need to get up to empty your bladder, or heartburn or other minor ailments may keep you awake. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)When asked, my liver specialist gave me 18 months to two years before various ailments killed me off. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Dear Deidre MY best friend is in hospital with various ailments and he is taking his frustration out on his wife. The Sun (2008)
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Used Occasionally. ailment is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'ailment'
British English: ailment NOUN
An ailment is an illness, especially one that is not very serious.
…common ailments like a cold or a sore throat.
Definition of ailment from the Collins English Dictionary
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