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illness

noun ill·ness \ˈil-nəs\

: 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
obsolete
a :  wickedness
b :  unpleasantness
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.

First Known Use of ILLNESS

circa 1500

Rhymes with ILLNESS

illness

noun ill·ness \ˈil-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ILLNESS

:  an unhealthy condition of body or mind :  sickness

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