ailing ai‧ling [ˈeɪlɪŋ] adjective
in financial difficulty:

• This may be the best cure for China's ailing industries.

• Many economists think the economy is still ailing.

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ailing UK US /ˈeɪlɪŋ/ adjective
experiencing financial problems: ailing company/economy/industry »

The ailing company shut down two of its smaller plants in an attempt to trim costs.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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