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Definitions and Synonyms of illness | Another word for illness | What is illness?

Definition 1: impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for illness in the sense of this definition

(illness is a kind of ...) a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

(... is a kind of illness ) an illness, disease, or other medical problem

"a heart condition" "a skin condition"

(... is a kind of illness ) an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine

(... is a kind of illness ) illness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high-altitude aircraft; characterized by sleepiness and headache and chest pains and itchiness

(... is a kind of illness ) a slight illness

(... is a kind of illness ) excessive movement; especially excessive motility of the gastrointestinal tract

(... is a kind of illness ) an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

(... is a kind of illness ) toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system

(... is a kind of illness ) illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food

(... is a kind of illness ) pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

(... is a kind of illness ) an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

"the commander's prostration demoralized his men"

(... is a kind of illness ) severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines

(... is a kind of illness ) inability to urinate

(... is a kind of illness ) a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma

(... is a kind of illness ) a fit of shivering or shaking

(... is a kind of illness ) (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

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