[ UK /ˈɪlnəs/ ]
[ US /ˈɪɫnəs/ ]
  1. impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
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How To Use illness In A Sentence

  • I have a patient who had major abdominal surgery a few years ago for a fulminant illness.
  • Seizures are most likely to occur early in an illness (such as roseola, colds, gastrointestinal infection) when the fever is rising quickly.
  • The illness means sufferers' pulmonary arteries have thicker and less elastic walls. The Sun
  • No deduction in pay is made for absence due to illness.
  • He may also wish to think about income protection and critical illness insurance. Times, Sunday Times
  • He's a doctor with clear views on how to prevent illness.
  • Matters went on pretty well with us until my master was seized with a severe fit of illness, in consequence of which his literary scheme was completely defeated, and his condition in life materially injured; of course, the glad tones of encouragement which I had been accustomed to hear were changed into expressions of condolence, and sometimes assurances of unabated friendship; but then it must be remembered that I, the handsomest blue coat, was _still in good condition_, and it will perhaps appear, that if I were not my master's The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 262, July 7, 1827
  • Popular belief credits shark liver pills with being a sovereign remedy for illness ranging from arthritis to diabetes.
  • This illness predisposes you to gain weight
  • Patients have been urged not to ask for antibiotics for minor illnesses. Times, Sunday Times
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