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Illness Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

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  • impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

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Illness Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

An illness is when a person has poor health. Most illnesses are bad because they usually kill or damage parts of a body. Many illnesses are caused by disease or disorders.

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'Illness' example sentence in quotations

* Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. - Anais Nin

* Fear is a question What are you afraid of, and why Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them. - Marilyn Ferguson

* I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly. - Martin Luther

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Illness Sample Sentences in News

  • Mental illness: America's last great taboo
    Mental illness is often described as America's last great taboo. Credit: ITV News To visit New England at this time of year is to see a region of America that appears picture-perfect. But we are not travelling to Vermont to see the spectacular autum colours. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Psychiatric Conditions and the Value of Life
    A major psychiatric illness will introduce limits to our lives. It brings baggage, it brings requirements and it brings some restrictions. Taking medication is just the beginning. We have to keep our prescriptions filled. We must meet with a psychiatrist on an ongoing basis. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Philadelphia surgeons treat Ecuadorian boy with life-threatening illness
    An Ecuadorian boy is recovering headed home after his family successfully fought to bring him to the U.S. for surgery to treat a life-threatening illness. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'

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