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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishailingail‧ing /ˈeɪlɪŋ/ adjective [usually before noun]  1 FAILan ailing company, organization, or economy is having a lot of problems and is not successful the ailing car industry2 formal ill and not likely to get better
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ailingIt may also come to the rescue of ailing banks.The government is trying to boost the ailing economy by converting the defence industry to civilian production.Smith transformed GM's ailing European operations in the '80s.He's taking care of his ailing mother.The traveller, we now discover, is a young man whose ailing parents want him to stay within reach.Later in marriage a particularly keen sense of commitment may be felt towards aged or ailing parents.Puppies will herd hens in a farmyard, just as a pack of wolves will encircle an ailing prey.It also owns an insurance company, Fata, and has a stake in an ailing private bank.It can repair the shattered beliefs and, sometimes, the ailing soul of an organization gone awry.
From Longman Business Dictionaryailingai‧ling /ˈeɪlɪŋ/ adjective in financial difficultyThis may be the best cure for China’s ailing industries.Many economists think the economy is still ailing.
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