Definition of 'illness'
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Example sentences containing 'illness'
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Oscar is at home because of a family illness. The Sun (2016)We also give you top tips to ward off the most common illnesses and health complaints. The Sun (2016)He retained his sense of humour despite serious illness in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The salesman told me to claim on insurance but the particular illness is not covered by the policy. The Sun (2017)She has had to battle through injury and illness in the past five years to experience moments like this again. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In fact, one or two cried when they heard the news of his illness and death. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His three long-term lovers included a designer of boats, whom he nursed through a long illness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And there was the still undiagnosed illness that arrived after a trip to Asia, which has not left me yet after three years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Illness and injury have curtailed his international ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Mental illness stalked the schedules last night. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Are there any particular illnesses that they suffer from? The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)In what ways does globalization foster the spread of illness and disease? Sociology (1995)What is your experience with mental illness? Christianity Today (2000)The gas comes mostly from diesel fumes and can cause respiratory illness and premature death. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some of the myths may be about health and illness. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Mum had a long illness and it has hit us very hard. The Sun (2006)They are also more likely to fear getting a serious illness. The Sun (2010)The armoury against mental illness is still small. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These mental illnesses occur in people of all countries. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Mental illness has always faced a struggle to get itself taken seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Hybrid embryo research can offer hope for many who may be spared from serious illnesses and disease. The Sun (2008)These episodes are often triggered by stressful experiences or physical illness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In addition they will use insurance policies to cover risks such as death or illness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Personnel who suffer mental health illness must receive proper compensation. The Sun (2011)Mental illness is still an embarrassing taboo subject. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And any medical emergency such as an injury or an illness could quickly spiral into a real problem. The Sun (2011)He went through some really tough times after the death of close relatives and illness in his family. The Sun (2014)When people die after a long illness it's easier because you have time to prepare. The Sun (2009)That could mean bad news for people with particular illnesses - and for hospitals unprepared for a rush of new cases. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'illness'
British English: illness /ˈɪlnɪs/ NOUN
Illness is the fact or experience of being ill.
Her father suffers from mental illness.
- American English: illness
- Arabic: دَاءٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: doença
- Chinese: 疾病
- Croatian: bolest
- Czech: nemoc
- Danish: sygdom
- Dutch: ziekte
- European Spanish: enfermedad
- Finnish: sairaus
- French: maladie
- German: Krankheit
- Greek: αρρώστια
- Italian: malattia
- Japanese: 病気
- Korean: 병
- Norwegian: sykdom
- Polish: choroba
- European Portuguese: doença
- Romanian: boală
- Russian: болезнь
- Spanish: enfermedad
- Swedish: sjukdom
- Thai: ความเจ็บป่วย
- Turkish: hastalık
- Ukrainian: хвороба
- Vietnamese: sự đau ốm
Definition of illness from the Collins English Dictionary
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