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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

Definitions from Wiktionary

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

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Illness Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A disease or medical condition is an unhealthy thing happening to the body or mind. Diseases can cause pain, feeling bad, or death to the person who has the disease. The word disease is sometimes used to include:

A disease can be caused by many things. Sometimes germs enter our body through food, water or air. A person can be infected by infectious agents like bacteria, viruses or fungus. Disease can also be caused by eating bad or old foods. There are small germs in old foods that can cause diseases. Sometimes the germs produce chemicals or toxins which causes the disease.

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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

  • Litchi fruit suspected in mystery illness in India
    Investigators say more research is needed to uncover the cause of the illness, which leads to seizures, altered mental state and death in more than a third of cases. In the meantime, doctors who encounter sick children should takes steps to rapidly correct low blood sugar, which can make the disease more likely to be fatal, said the report by the US Centers for Di Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Remove stigma of mental illness by treating it as an illness, Walsh and Ladha say
    The importance of talking about mental health and removing the stigma by treating it as an illness, was emphasized during a passionate discussion on CBC Newfoundland and Labrador's CrossTalk this week. Actor Mary Walsh, spokesperson for Bell's Let's Talk Campaign, and well-known St. John's psychiatrist Nizar Lahda joined host Ramona Dearing to Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • A.M. Best Special Report: Critical Illness Insurance Gains Momentum As Marketplace Evolves
    Nearly three decades after its inception, critical illness insurance is now sold in more than 50 countries and by an increasing number of insurers. Early policies covered three major disease types: cancer, heart attack and stroke. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'

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