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Meaning of ILLNESS

Pronunciation:  'ilnis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

ILLNESS is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: malady, sickness, unwellness
 Antonyms: health, wellness
 See Also: aeroembolism, ague, air embolism, amyloidosis, anuresis, anuria, bends, caisson disease, catastrophic illness, collapse, decompression sickness, disease, food poisoning, gas embolism, gastrointestinal disorder, growth, health problem, hypermotility, ill health, indisposition, lead poisoning, ozone sickness, plumbism, saturnism, toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy, unhealthiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ill"ness\, n. [From {Ill}.]
1. The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness;
   unfavorableness. [Obs.] ``The illness of the weather.''

2. Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health;
   sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.

3. Wrong moral conduct; wickedness. --Shak.

Syn: Malady; disease; indisposition; ailment.

Usage: {Illness}, {Sickness}. Within the present century,
       there has been a tendency in England to use illness in
       the sense of a continuous disease, disorder of health,
       or sickness, and to confine sickness more especially
       to a sense of nausea, or ``sickness of the stomach.''

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of an illness in your dream indicates despair, unpleasant changes, and an emotional breakdown. The illness may be symbolic of your inability to cope with a situation and you see that being ill is an easy way out. On a more direct note, this dream may signal you to pay close attention to your health especially to the areas of body revealed in the dream.
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