a physical disorder or illness, especially of a minor or chronic nature.

1700–10; ail + -ment Unabridged
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ailment (ˈeɪlmənt)
a slight but often persistent illness

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ailment ail·ment (āl'mənt)
A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.

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Example sentences
Ailments you may encounter include peach leaf curl and brown rot of stone fruit.
It was the culmination of a series of stress-related ailments that plagued me
  in the final years of grad school.
Describes the physical ailments free divers can suffer, including burst
  eardrums and severe fatigue.
The placebo can act effectively in a number of ailments.
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