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illness Line breaks: ill|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈɪlnəs/

Definition of illness in English:


A disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind: he died after a long illness [mass noun]: I’ve never missed a day’s work through illness
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  • Other viral illnesses include influenza, the common cold, Lassa fever, and ebola.
  • People with excess body fat have a greater risk for such illnesses as diabetes and hypertension.
  • And if you do not cure that sickness, other illnesses will attack and make it weaker.

Words that rhyme with illness

Widnes • bigness • lychnis

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