Definition of ailing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ailing

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈeɪlɪŋ//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1 sick and not improving She took care of her ailing father.
  2. 2(of a business, government, etc.) having problems and getting weaker measures to help the ailing economy A new art gallery will give a boost to this ailing industrial city.
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