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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illness  \Ill"ness\,  n.  [From  {Ill}.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  being  ill,  evil,  or  bad  badness; 
  unfavorableness.  [Obs.]  ``The  illness  of  the  weather.'' 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Disease;  indisposition;  malady;  disorder  of  health; 
  sickness;  as  a  short  or  a  severe  illness. 
 
  3.  Wrong  moral  conduct;  wickedness.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Malady;  disease;  indisposition;  ailment. 
 
  Usage:  {Illness},  {Sickness}.  Within  the  present  century, 
  there  has  been  a  tendency  in  England  to  use  illness  in 
  the  sense  of  a  continuous  disease,  disorder  of  health, 
  or  sickness,  and  to  confine  sickness  more  especially 
  to  a  sense  of  nausea,  or  ``sickness  of  the  stomach.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illness 
  n  :  impairment  of  normal  physiological  function  affecting  part 
  or  all  of  an  organism  [syn:  {malady},  {sickness}] 




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