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English noun: illness

1. illness (state) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism


Synonymsmalady, sickness, unwellness


Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness


Narrower (hyponym)aeroembolism, ague, air embolism, amyloidosis, anuresis, anuria, bends, caisson disease, catastrophic illness, collapse, condition, decompression sickness, disease, food poisoning, gas embolism, gastrointestinal disorder, growth, hypermotility, indisposition, lead poisoning, ozone sickness, plumbism, prostration, saturnism, toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy


Antonymshealth, wellness









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