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ailing

adjective uk   /ˈeɪ.lɪŋ/ us  

ailing adjective (WITH DIFFICULTIES)

experiencing difficulty and problems: the country's ailing economy Ted asked me if I could help him fix his ailing car.

ailing adjective (SICK)

weak and suffering from illness: He's visiting his ailing father.
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