illness

[il-nis]
noun
1.
unhealthy condition; poor health; indisposition; sickness.
2.
Obsolete, wickedness.

Origin:
1490–1500; ill + -ness


1. ailment, affliction, infirmity.
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illness (ˈɪlnɪs)
 
n
1.  a disease or indisposition; sickness
2.  a state of ill health
3.  obsolete wickedness

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illness ill·ness (ĭl'nĭs)
n.
Disease of body or mind; poor health; sickness.

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