(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. disease, illness, malady.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. disease, illness, sickness, infirmity; see disease .
See Synonym Study at disease .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
illness, malady, affliction. see sickness
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A pathological condition of mind or body: complaint, disease, disorder, ill, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness. See HEALTH. 2. A minor illness, especially one of a temporary nature: bug, complaint, indisposition, malady. See HEALTH.

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