Illness meaning

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Illness is defined as a sickness or disease, or to a period of sickness and disease.

A cold or a virus is an example of an illness.

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Wickedness.
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Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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The quality of being disagreeable or unpleasant.
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The condition of being ill, or in poor health; sickness; disease.
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A disease.
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Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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A disease.
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Evil; wickedness.
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(uncountable) A state of bad health or disease.
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(countable) An instance of a disease or poor health.
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Origin of illness

From ill +‎ -ness.