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- accession - Can be the "onset of illness or a powerful feeling."
- allopathy, homeopathy - Allopathy is treatment to suppress the symptoms of illness using the principle of opposites, while homeopathy encourages, rather than suppresses, the body's reaction to an illness.
- idiopathic disease - An illness of unknown cause.
- languor - Any distressed condition, such as illness, sorrow, fatigue, etc.
If you have an illness, there is something wrong with your health. An illness can last for a long time or a short time, and its effects can be serious or not serious.
You can use the adjectives long and short in front of illness, but not in front of disease.
A disease is a particular kind of illness caused by bacteria or an infection. Diseases can often be passed from one person to another.
Animals and plants can also have diseases, but not illnesses.
|Noun||1.||illness - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism|
condition - an illness, disease, or other medical problem; "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
ague - a fit of shivering or shaking
amyloidosis - a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
catastrophic illness - severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines
collapse, prostration - an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
bends, caisson disease, decompression sickness, gas embolism, aeroembolism, air embolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
lead poisoning, plumbism, saturnism - toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
hypermotility - excessive movement; especially excessive motility of the gastrointestinal tract
indisposition - a slight illness
ozone sickness - illness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high-altitude aircraft; characterized by sleepiness and headache and chest pains and itchiness
toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
illness[ˈɪlnɪs] N → enfermedad f, dolencia f (more frm)
illness prevented her going → una enfermedad le impidió asistir
see also mental
illness[ˈɪlnɪs] n → maladie f
illness[ˈɪlnɪs] n → malattia
ill(il) – comparative worse (wəːs) : superlative worst (wəːst) – adjective
sick means vomiting or inclined to vomit: He was sick twice in the car ; I feel sick .