ailing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “ailing” in the English Dictionary

"ailing" in British English

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ailingadjective

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.lɪŋ/

ailing adjective (WITH DIFFICULTIES)

experiencingdifficulty 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.
(Definition of ailing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ailing" in American English

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ailingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈeɪ·lɪŋ/
unhealthy or ​weak, and not getting any ​better: The ​plan was ​supposed to give a ​boost to ​our ailing ​economy.
(Definition of ailing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ailing" in Business English

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ailingadjective

uk   us   /ˈeɪlɪŋ/
experiencingfinancial problems: ailing company/economy/industry The ailing ​companyshut down two of its ​smallerplants in an attempt to ​trimcosts.
(Definition of ailing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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