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ill health

Definition:

a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

ill healths

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

ill health | unhealth [synonym]

If someone suffers from ill health, they are chronically unwell or keep being ill. (14 of 440 words, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ill-health

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ill health [uncountable]

a state of health that is not good, especially over a long period (13 of 47 words, 1 usage example)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ill-health

Oxford Dictionary:

ill health

poor physical or mental condition (5 of 31 words, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ill-health

Wiktionary:

ill health [idiomatic]

A state of illness, or bad health. (7 of 9 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ill health

American Heritage Dictionary:

ill health

Poor health; sickness. (3 of 6 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ill-health

Wikipedia:

Disease | medical condition

an abnormal condition that affects the body of an organism. It's often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by factors originally from an external source, such as infectious disease, or it may... (41 of 5046 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Disease

New World Dictionary:

unhealthy | unhealthealthier [comparative] | unhealthealthiest [superlative] | unhealthily [adverb, related] | unhealthiness [noun, related]

having or showing poor health; sickly; not well | harmful to health; unwholesome | harmful to morals or character | dangerous or risky (20 of 30 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unhealthy

Merriam-Webster:

unhealthy | sickly [synonym, sense-specific] | dangerous [synonym, sense-specific] | corrupt [synonym, sense-specific] | diseased [synonym, sense-specific] | unwholesome [synonym, sense-specific] | bad [synonym, sense-specific] | risky [synonym, sense-specific] | injurious [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

not conducive to health | not in good health; "sickly", "diseased" | "dangerous", "risky" ; "bad", "injurious" ; morally contaminated; "corrupt", ... (19 of 133 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unhealthy

Random House Dictionary:

unhealthy | unhealthealthier [comparative] | unhealthealthiest [superlative]

not in a state of good or normal health; in an unsound, weak, or morbid condition. | symptomatic of or resulting from bad health. | not conducive to ... (26 of 70 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/unhealthy

Cambridge Dictionary:

unhealthy | unhealthily [adverb, derived]

not good for your health, or not strong and well (10 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unhealthy

Encarta Dictionary:

ill health

the state of being in poor physical or mental condition (10 of 21 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861739540​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ill health [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ill health"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ill-health

Macmillan American Dictionary:

ill health [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ill health"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ill-health

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