illness

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From ill +‎ -ness.

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illness (countable and uncountable, plural illnesses)

  1. (countable) An instance of a disease or poor health.
    Her grandmother had passed away after a long illness.
  2. (uncountable) A state of bad health or disease.
    Many working days this year have been lost through illness.

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