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American English: /ˈɪlnəs/
British English: /ɪlnəs/

Translation of illness in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • they've had a lot of illness in that family
    en esa familia han tenido muchas enfermedades
    illness prevented him attending the ceremony
    no pudo asistir a la ceremonia por estar enfermo or por razones de salud
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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