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"illness" in British English

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illnessnoun

uk   us   /ˈɪl.nəs/
B1 [C] a ​disease of the ​body or ​mind: He ​died at ​home after a ​long illness.B2 [U] the ​state of being ​ill: She had five ​days off ​workdue to illness.

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(Definition of illness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"illness" in American English

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illnessnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪl·nəs/
a ​condition in which the ​body or ​mind is harmed because an ​organ or ​part is ​unable to ​work as it usually does; a ​disease or ​sickness: [U] mental illness [C] He ​died at ​home after a ​long illness.
(Definition of illness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “illness”
in Arabic مَرَض…
in Korean 질병, 아픔…
in Portuguese doença…
in Catalan malaltia…
in Japanese 病気, 病気(の状態)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (身体或精神上的)疾病, 生病…
in Turkish hastalık, rahatsızlık…
in Russian болезнь…
in Chinese (Traditional) (身體或精神上的)疾病, 生病…
in Italian malattia…
in Polish choroba…
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