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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ill·ness /ˈɪlnəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ill·ness /ˈɪlnəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ill·ness n.
 1. The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness. [Obs.] “The illness of the weather.”
 2. Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.
 3. Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.
 Syn: -- Malady; disease; indisposition; ailment.
 Usage: -- Illness, Sickness. Within the present century, there has been a tendency in England to use illness in the sense of a continuous disease, disorder of health, or sickness, and to confine sickness more especially to a sense of nausea, or “sickness of the stomach.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : impairment of normal physiological function affecting part
          or all of an organism [syn: unwellness, malady, sickness]
          [ant: health, health]