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AIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ail mean? 

AIL (noun)
  The noun AIL has 1 sense:

1. aromatic bulb used as seasoning

  Familiarity information: AIL used as a noun is very rare.


AIL (verb)
  The verb AIL has 2 senses:

1. be unwell, ill, or ill disposed
2. cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

  Familiarity information: AIL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AIL (noun)


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Meaning:

Aromatic bulb used as seasoning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

ail; garlic

Hypernyms ("ail" is a kind of...):

flavorer; flavoring; flavourer; flavouring; seasoner; seasoning (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ail"):

clove; garlic clove (one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb)

Holonyms ("ail" is a part of...):

Allium sativum; garlic (bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves)


AIL (verb)


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Meaning:

Be unwell, ill, or ill disposed

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "ail" is one way to...):

hurt; suffer (feel pain or be in pain)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2ail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

pain; ail; afflict; trouble

Hypernyms (to "ail" is one way to...):

hurt (give trouble or pain to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ail"):

disagree with (not be very easily digestible)

break out; erupt; recrudesce (become raw or open)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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