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adjective ill pronunciation in British English /ɪl/
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  1. 1
    not healthy, because of a medical condition or an injury. The usual American word is sick
    He’s been ill for a couple of weeks.
    She was too ill to travel.
    mentally ill patients
    terminally ill (=going to die because of an illness)
    seriously/critically ill: Her husband is seriously ill in hospital.
    fall ill /be taken ill (=become ill): She was unlucky enough to fall ill on holiday.
    ill with: Samantha was seriously ill with a fever.
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  2. 2
    [only before noun] bad, or harmful
    Their defeat was mainly due to their ill-discipline.
    The fish didn’t taste fresh, but we suffered no ill effects.
    ill temper/humour: Bouts of ill temper punctuated the match.
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