ill-health

noun
\ ˌil-ˈhelth How to pronounce ill-health (audio) \

Medical Definition of ill-health

: a condition of inferior health in which some disease or impairment of function is present but is usually not as serious in terms of curtailing activity as an illness elderly parents who are in ill-health and need their financial and personal help— E. C. Gottschalk, Jr.

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