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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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uk   /ˈeɪlɪŋ/ us  
experiencing financial problems: ailing company/economy/industry The ailing company shut down two of its smaller plants in an attempt to trim costs.
(Definition of ailing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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