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synonyms for illness

  • ailment
  • breakdown
  • collapse
  • disability
  • disorder
  • disturbance
  • flu
  • ill health
  • malady
  • relapse
  • seizure
  • sickness
  • syndrome
  • virus
  • affliction
  • attack
  • bug
  • complaint
  • confinement
  • convalescence
  • dose
  • fit
  • indisposition
  • infirmity
  • malaise
  • prostration
  • ailing
  • diseasedness
  • failing health
  • poor health
  • unhealth
  • what's going around
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antonyms for illness

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  • health
  • order
  • aid
  • good health
  • healthiness
  • well-being
  • wellness
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How to use illness in a sentence

Restaurant owners have little choice but to stay open for business, and their employees risk serious illness — or death — to collect a paycheck.
IS THE GOVERNMENT JUST GOING TO WATCH THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY DIE?ELAZAR SONTAGAUGUST 28, 2020EATER
Verily’s other efforts include a program to wipe out mosquito-borne illness and Covid-19 testing programs in several states.
ALPHABET’S VERILY PLANS TO USE BIG DATA TO HELP EMPLOYERS PREDICT HEALTH INSURANCE COSTSRACHEL SCHALLOMAUGUST 25, 2020FORTUNE
In a group of about 3,000 patients, researchers compared the mortality of patients who received plasma with high and low levels, or titres, of antibodies at different stages of illness.
COVID-19 PLASMA TREATMENTS MAY BE SAFE, BUT WE DON’T KNOW IF THEY WORKTINA HESMAN SAEYAUGUST 25, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
These people are living with respiratory illnesses and no one’s talking about it.
UNCHARTED POWER’S JESSICA O. MATTHEWS HAS A PLAN TO REVIVE AMERICA’S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTUREBROOKE HENDERSONAUGUST 23, 2020FORTUNE
They also can transmit the virus to others, including educators, school staff and family members who are at higher risk of serious illness merely by being adults.
WHEN SCIENCE DOESN’T YET HAVE THE ANSWERSNANCY SHUTEAUGUST 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
While most animals with feline infectious peritonitis don’t show symptoms, some cats can develop severe illness if the virus mutates to infect a specific type of immune cell.
HOW TWO CORONAVIRUS DRUGS FOR CATS MIGHT HELP HUMANS FIGHT COVID-19ERIN GARCIA DE JESUSAUGUST 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Time’s passing has left many questions unanswered about the mutating virus behind Covid-19 illnesses and deaths.
FOUR QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE GOING BACK TO THE OFFICELILA MACLELLANAUGUST 9, 2020QUARTZ
That year, South Koreans suffered the worst MERS outbreak outside the Middle East and largely blamed an ineffective government response for the illnesses and deaths.
TRACING HOMOPHOBIA IN SOUTH KOREA’S CORONAVIRUS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 18, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
So composting would not be an option for people who had been sick with a prion illness, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
GREENER THAN BURIAL? TURNING HUMAN BODIES INTO WORM FOODLAURA SANDERSAPRIL 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
It looked at the severity of illness in 2,449 Americans from mid-February to mid-March 2020.
COVID-19: WHEN WILL IT BE SAFE TO GO OUT AGAIN?JONATHAN LAMBERTMARCH 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLNESS

  • adversity
  • anguish
  • calamity
  • cross
  • crux
  • depression
  • difficulty
  • disease
  • disorder
  • distress
  • grief
  • hardship
  • illness
  • infirmity
  • misery
  • misfortune
  • ordeal
  • pain
  • plague
  • plight
  • scourge
  • sickness
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • torment
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • trouble
  • woe
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