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ill·ness

illness

 
 
pronunciation:
Il nihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being ill; sickness.
Illness swept through the village that year.The bite of some spiders can cause illness.
synonyms:
sickness
antonyms:
health, wellness
similar words:
ailment, disease, infection
definition 2: a particular disease that can affect many people, or a particular sickness in an individual.
Malaria is a serious illness.Because of her illness, she missed two days of school.The man's illness was difficult to treat, but he finally recovered.
synonyms:
ailment, disease, sickness
similar words:
affliction, disorder
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