Definition of ill health in English:

ill health


mass noun
  • Poor physical or mental condition.

    ‘the president was absent due to ill health’
    • ‘He had been a Church of England priest for 25 years before retiring due to ill health in November.’
    • ‘Tommy was a carpenter at an early age, but due to ill health was forced to return for some years.’
    • ‘Mr Martin said that he understood that the proposal related only to employees retiring on grounds of ill health.’
    • ‘He resigned earlier this year and has so far refused to appear before the tribunal due to ill health.’
    • ‘I believe that the world community genuinely wants to alleviate the true causes of ill health and disease.’
    • ‘He started out as a boy and toured the world and ended up retiring to own a magic shop in Blackpool due to ill health.’
    • ‘They say one in five British children now suffers from mental ill health, much of it stress-related.’
    • ‘Patients with schizophrenia suffer from increased physical ill health and excess mortality.’
    • ‘I swam at national level and retired due to injury and severe ill health.’
    • ‘Some historians suggest that the move was largely due to ill health, perhaps caused by over-work.’
    • ‘Infection by pathogenic parasites may be a symptom of ill health, rather than the simple or single cause.’
    • ‘Obesity has a colossal impact on physical, mental, and social ill health in many parts of the world.’
    • ‘If you find that, due to ill health, you are unable to continue working there are limited options open to us.’
    • ‘A lot of companies are losing a lot of money due to ill health because health and safety is not properly valued.’
    • ‘His wife, Kath, resigned last August due to ill health after serving the same ward for two years.’
    • ‘We were sent letters from the school which said he was retiring due to ill health.’
    • ‘She was dismissed because she exceeded the number of days off which could be taken on the grounds of ill health.’
    • ‘I was in hospital due to ill health and then I had three deaths in the family.’
    • ‘I had not been checking the accounts properly which as chairman I should have done, due to ill health.’
    • ‘Due to her ill health the premises was sold, and the family moved out the road to a house in Castledurrow.’
    illnesses, poor health
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