sickness

sickness
[[t]sɪ̱knəs[/t]]
sicknesses
1) N-UNCOUNT Sickness is the state of being ill or unhealthy.

In fifty-two years of working he had one week of sickness...

There appears to be another outbreak of sickness among seals in the North Sea.

2) N-UNCOUNT Sickness is the uncomfortable feeling that you are going to vomit.
See also , travel sickness

He felt a great rush of sickness...

After a while, the sickness gradually passed and she struggled to the mirror.

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3) N-VAR A sickness is a particular illness.

More than 930 local people are registered as suffering from radiation sickness.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • sickness — O.E. seocnesse; see SICK (Cf. sick) and NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sickness — [n] ill or abnormal condition affection, affliction, ailment, bug*, complaint, condition, disease, diseasedness, disorder, ill, ill health, illness, indisposition, infirmity, malady, nausea, queasiness, syndrome, unhealth, unhealthfulness,… …   New thesaurus

  • sickness — ► NOUN 1) the state of being ill. 2) a particular type of illness or disease. 3) nausea or vomiting …   English terms dictionary

  • sickness — [sik′nis] n. 1. the condition of being sick or diseased; illness 2. a malady or disease 3. nausea …   English World dictionary

  • sickness — noun 1 state of being ill ADJECTIVE ▪ chronic ▪ long, long term (esp. BrE) ▪ The policy includes long term sickness cover. VERB + SICKNESS ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • sickness — noun 1 (U) the state of being ill; illness: an insurance policy against long term sickness and injury | working days lost due to sickness 2 (U) the feeling that you are about to bring up food from your stomach; nausea: A wave of sickness came… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sickness — sick|ness [ˈsıknıs] n 1.) [U] the state of being ill = ↑illness ▪ an insurance policy against long term sickness and injury ▪ working days lost due to sickness 2.) [U] the feeling that you are about to bring up food from your stomach, or the act… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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