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illnessnoun

uk   /ˈɪl.nəs/  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 work due to illness.

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

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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.
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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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