Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Illness"

The meaning of "Illness" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does The illness took hold mean?
A: The illness killed them.
Q: What does "Her illness grew steadily worse. In July she took to her sickbed and four months later she died"
I'm a little bit confused because of that "she took to her sickbed". I know what a sickbed is, but I don't get the meaning of that "take to".
Can you help me mean?
A: It is an old English verb that means "to go to".
-"At 8pm, we took to the streets to find something fun to do"
Q: What does I am distinguishing myself in illness. mean?
A: @satang0531 I don't think people usually speak like this, but in this case it means:

I have done many things during my sickness. Some people might even say I'm crazy, but I want people to look up to me/respect me and what I have done during my sickness.
Q: What does critical illness
and critical illness insurance mean?
A: serious illness
health insurance to cover the medical costs (doctor, hospital, etc) of a serious illness
Q: What does His illness left him looking very pale and drawn.

what the "left" mean? mean?
A: In this case it means his illness caused him to look pale and drawn.

Here's another example: The run down the street left her feeling tired. (The running caused the tired feeling)

Example sentences using "Illness"

Q: Please show me example sentences with genetic illnesses .
A: They're usually called genetic disorders, or sometimes hereditary diseases.

-Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder.
-We had tests done to see if the baby would inherit the genetic disorder I have.
-Hemophilia is the genetic disorder that caused the fall of the Romanovs.
Q: Please show me example sentences with a serious illness.
A: She died from a serious illness.
It's wrong to lie about having a serious illness just so people will give you money.
HIV/AIDS is a very serious illness, and is often referred to as a silent killer.
Your willful ignorance is like a serious illness.
A blood-sucking bug that can cause serious illness is now here in Florida.
Depression is a serious illness of the mind.
Drinking tea helps reduce the risk of serious illness.
Some kids miss a lot of days at school because they have a serious illness.
Q: Please show me example sentences with ill and illness, por favor. .
A: She is ill. (sick)
That is a deadly illness. (sickness)
I have no ill intentions. (evil)

Synonyms of "Illness" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between illness and sick ?
A: "I have an illness" vs "I am sick"
Q: What is the difference between illness and injury and disease ?
A: Illness and disease are basically the same thing, it's just that disease is usually used in more severe cases. Injury is usually a physical wound, while illness and injury are not.
Q: What is the difference between illness and disease ?
A: A disease is a very specific medical term. For example: heart disease, liver disease, HIV...etc.
Ex: He takes medication for his heart disease.
Q: What is the difference between illness and disease ?
A: the word "disease" is generally used to name specifc illnesses.
for exemple : cancer, pneumonia, rheumatism and so on.

whereas we use " illness " just to mean that we are ill, we don"t feel well.
a minor, fatal or serious illness to which we don't give any specific name remains an illness.

as an exemple : - I suffer from a serious illness !
- which disease do you have?
- I have lung disease.

I hope I have explained this clearly :)
Q: What is the difference between illness and disease and ailment ?
A: Illness is when you are sick like a cold.

Disease is sickness that lasts forever like aids.

Ailment would be something hurting you, like a bad hip.

Translations of "Illness"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? “He was serious illness with lung cancer”please correct this
A: Thank you so much both of you💓
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? illness
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? to recover from an illness
A: You say 'get well'
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? when you are totally get better after you'd been struggling with the illness?
A: You can also say "I have fully recovered"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? illness of mind.
A: Illness of mind could translate into many possible things; as It could mean that you have a headache or an actual mental illness. Can you be more descriptive please? ^^

Other questions about "Illness"

Q: I often wonder how's your illness going and if you could sleep well. Does this sound natural?
A: um in emails it would be better to say this "how have you been sleeping at night? Are you still very ill?" and then you could add "I have been worried about you" it would make the person feel happy
Q: After my illness is cured, I'll go to travel soon.
Would you mind correcting this sentence? Does this sound natural?
A: After my illness has been cured, I'll go travel somewhere soon.
Q: ‎I had to have a physical before getting an illness. Does this sound natural?
A: "I had to get a physical before I got sick"
Q: I want to recover from the illness.
I want to recover from the sickness.
I want to recover from the disease.

Which is the right one? Does this sound natural?
A: they do not mean the same but all of them are under the same category of being sick.
1. illness is like a cold or being sick.
2. sickness is the time when you are being sick.
3. disease is the stronger type of "sick" like a virus
Q: I completely had recovered from the illness last year. Does this sound natural?
A: "I completely recovered from my illness last year." - just a neutral statement

"By last year, I had completely recovered from my illness." - implies that you were sick until last year

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