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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

  • STOP Foodborne Illness Partnership Takes Action to Prevent Tragedy
    As an example of what U.S. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor calls “a spirt of partnership which characterizes today’s food safety landscape,” a new t Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Mental illness on the rise
    PEKAN: Individuals found suffering from mental illness in Pahang in the first six months of this year are on the rise compared to the whole of last year. Findings of a study on Depression Anxiety, Stress Scale (DASS) last year revealed 103 out of the 2,145 individuals who underwent medical screening were diagnosed with mental illness. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Unknown illness prompts partial shutdown of Calgary hospital emergency room
    Alberta Health Services says a patient with a potentially contagious illness is being treated at a Calgary hospital. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'

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