Definition of ailment:
disease (part of speech: noun)
- study atdisease,
- feebleness (part of speech: noun)
- "The Mystery of a Turkish Bath", E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita).
She had intended to give him a great deal of good advice, to bid him still keep up his heart and as it were hold up his head, to confess to him how very badly Alice was behaving, and to express her entire concurrence with that theory of bodily ailment as the cause and origin of her conduct.- "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
- "Salute to Adventurers", John Buchan.