illness

[ il-nis ]
/ ˈɪl nɪs /

noun

unhealthy condition; poor health; indisposition; sickness.
Obsolete. wickedness.

Origin of illness

First recorded in 1490–1500; ill + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for illness

illness

/ (ˈɪlnɪs) /

noun

a disease or indisposition; sickness
a state of ill health
obsolete wickedness
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Medicine definitions for illness

illness

[ ĭlnĭs ]

n.

Disease of body or mind; poor health; sickness.
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