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mentally ill

having a mental illness.
noun, (used with a plural verb)
mentally ill persons collectively (usually preceded by the). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Yet if he came in contact with disease in another creature it left him mentally ill.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • She had insight in so far as she knew she had been mentally ill.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • Because, my dear friend, you are mentally ill, and I wish to cure you.

    In Search of a Son William Shepard Walsh
  • In 1725, the mentally ill were classified as curable or incurable.

  • Before this extreme solution of an extreme problem recommended itself, however, the mentally ill might be purged.

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