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Definition of "respiratory illness" [respiratory illness]

  • A disease affecting the respiratory system (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "respiratory illness" in a sentence
  • "Common viruses such as RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, a major cause of respiratory illness in young children, also thrive in warmer weather."
  • "If the prospect of melting ice caps, rising sea levels, changing weather patterns, more frequent hurricanes, more violent tornadoes, endless dust storms, decaying forests, dying coral reefs, and increases in respiratory illness and insect-borne diseases-if all that doesn’t constitute a serious threat, I don’t know what does."