Definition of ailing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈeɪlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪlɪŋ//
    (formal) Poor health
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  1. 1ill/sick and not improving She looked after her ailing father. See related entries: Poor health
  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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