Definition: Meaning of, illness in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ɪlnəs /

  • noun
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illness illnesses
[uncountable and countable]
  1. a disease of the body or mind, or the condition of being ill
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illness used in phrases

  • Persian Gulf illness (noun)
    1. a medical condition of uncertain origin that affected many veterans of the 1991 Gulf War; characterized by fatigue and headache and dizziness and nausea and rashes and joint pain and respiratory disorders
  • catastrophic illness (noun)
    1. severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines
  • manic depressive illness (noun)
    1. a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
  • mental illness (noun)
    1. any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
  • respiratory illness (noun)
    1. a disease affecting the respiratory system
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