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English definition of “ill”

ill

noun     /ɪl/
[U] formal or old-fashioned harm: I wish her no ill.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing [C usually plural] a problem: There seems to be no cure for Britain's economic/social ills.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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