Bedeutung von “illness” — Learner’s Dictionary

illness

noun us uk /ˈɪlnəs/
His illness affects almost every aspect of his life.I'm determined to beat this illness.Stress has undoubtedly contributed to her illness.It is an illness that afflicts women more than men.Scientists have been able to isolate the gene responsible for causing the illness.
DISEASE [ C ]

B1 a disease of the body or mind:

a serious/terminal illness
He died at the age of 83 after a long illness.
BEING ILL [ U ]

B2 the state of being ill:

Unfortunately I couldn't go because of illness.

(Definition von “illness” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)