Definition of Illness

1. Noun. Impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism.




Definition of Illness

1. n. The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.

Definition of Illness

1. Noun. An instance of a disease or poor health. ¹

2. Noun. A state of bad health or disease. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Illness

1. sickness [n -ES] - See also: sickness

Medical Definition of Illness

1. 1. The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness. "The illness of the weather." 2. Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness. 3. Wrong moral conduct; wickedness. Within the present century, there has been a tendency in England to use illness in the sense of a continuous disease, disorder of health, or sickness, and to confine sickness more especially to a sense of nausea, or "sickness of the stomach." Synonym: Malady, disease, indisposition, ailment. Origin: From Ill. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Illness

illisions
illistrate
illite
illiteracies
illiteracy
illiteral
illiterate
illiterate person
illiterately
illiterateness
illiterates
illiterature
illites
illitic
illlit
illness (current term)
illnesses
illnesslike
illo
illocality
illocution
illocutionary
illocutions
illocutive
illogic
illogical
illogicalities
illogicality
illogically
illogicalness

Literary usage of Illness

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1. Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry: With Extracts from Her Journal and Letters by Elizabeth Gurney Fry, Katharine Fry, Rachel Elizabeth Cresswell (1848)
"illness of her sister Rachel Gurney, gradual decline and death—Birth of a ... Mns. FRY'S return from Ireland was clouded by the illness of her sister, ..."

2. The Concise Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, George Smith, Harold F. Oxbury (1885)
"In return he visited her twice in her illness, two months before lier death. At the last he was prevented by a most serious malady from seeing her once more ..."

3. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"Lord Sheffield has given an account of the last illness and death of his friend, from which the following extracts are taken.] " Mr. Gibbon arrived in the ..."

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