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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

  • YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness
    People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support, researchers report. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Butler County leads by example in dealing with mental illness
    As the stigma surrounding mental illness softens, more people are coming out of the shadows to seek help, which is evidenced by the 124 percent jump in the demand for services during the past decade, local government and mental health officials say. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Mental illness: Time to break taboo
    350 million people around the world suffer from depression. Why aren't we talking about it? Read more on this news related to 'Illness'

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