Affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems
Nestorius was already old and ailing and must have died very soon after.
Backed by this force he seems to have persuaded the ailing caliph to designate him as his successor.
He came back to find his father ailing, and in February 1831 he left Cambridge for Somersby, where a few days later Dr George Tennyson died.
The Persian campaigns wore out the feeble health of Peter, who had been ailing for some time.