terminally ill

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of terminally ill

: having a disease that cannot be cured and will cause death

Word by Word Definitions

terminal play terminally
  1. : leading ultimately to death : fatal

  2. : approaching or close to death : being in the final stages of a fatal disease

  3. : of or relating to patients with a terminal illness

  1. : either end of a carrier line having facilities for the handling of freight and passengers

  2. : a freight or passenger station that is central to a considerable area or serves as a junction at any point with other lines

  3. : a town or city at the end of a carrier line : terminus

ill play
  1. : immoral, vicious

  2. : resulting from, accompanied by, or indicative of an evil or malevolent intention

  3. : attributing evil or an objectionable quality

  1. : with displeasure or hostility

  2. : in a harsh manner

  3. : so as to reflect unfavorably

  1. : the reverse of good : evil

  2. : misfortune, distress

  3. : ailment, sickness


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