illness meaning, illness definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( illnesses    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Illness is the fact or experience of being ill.  
If your child shows any signs of illness, take her to the doctor..., Mental illness is still a taboo subject.     
2       n-count   An illness is a particular disease such as measles or pneumonia.  
She returned to her family home to recover from an illness.     
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affliction, ailment, attack, complaint, disability, disease, disorder, ill health, indisposition, infirmity, lurgi     (informal)   malady, malaise, poor health, sickness  

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ill, illumine, idleness, ill-

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