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illness

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noun ill·ness \ˈil-nəs\

Simple Definition of illness

  • : a condition of being unhealthy in your body or mind

  • : a specific condition that prevents your body or mind from working normally : a sickness or disease

Full Definition of illness

  1. 1 obsolete a :  wickedness b :  unpleasantness

  2. 2 a :  an unhealthy condition of body or mind b :  sickness 2

Examples of illness

  1. Her body was not able to defend itself against illness.

  2. Hundreds of soldiers died from illness and hunger.

  3. He showed no signs of illness.

  4. Scientists have not yet found a cure for this illness.

  5. cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses

  6. She died at the age of 60 after a brief illness.



Circa 1500

First Known Use of illness

circa 1500

Rhymes with illness


ILLNESS Defined for Kids

illness

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noun ill·ness \ˈil-nəs\

Definition of illness

  1. 1 :  an unhealthy condition of the body or mind <Germs can cause illness.>

  2. 2 :  a specific sickness or disease <Colds are a common illness.>




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illness

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noun ill·ness \ˈil-nəs\

Medical Definition of illness

  1. :  an unhealthy condition of body or mind :  sickness





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