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General words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditions

illness

noun

the state of feeling ill or of having a disease

disease

noun

an illness that affects people or animals, especially one that is caused by infection

sickness

noun

a condition in which you have an illness

infection

noun

a disease or other medical condition that is caused by bacteria or by a virus or a parasite

disorder

noun

an illness or medical condition

complaint

noun

an illness or other medical problem

condition

noun

an illness or health problem that lasts a long time and affects the way you live

ailment

noun

an illness, usually not a serious one

epidemic

noun

a situation in which a disease spreads very quickly and infects many people

contagion

noun

a disease that can be spread from one person to another through touch or through the air

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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