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sickness

noun sick·ness \ˈsik-nəs\

: unhealthy condition of body or mind : the state of being sick

: a specific type of disease or illness

: the feeling you have in your stomach when you think you are going to vomit

Full Definition of SICKNESS

1
a :  ill health :  illness
b :  a disordered, weakened, or unsound condition
2
:  a specific disease
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Examples of SICKNESS

  1. He died from an unknown sickness.
  2. <she was plagued by sickness most of her adult life>

First Known Use of SICKNESS

before 12th century

Rhymes with SICKNESS

SICKNESS Defined for Kids

sickness

noun sick·ness \ˈsik-nəs\

Definition of SICKNESS for Kids

1
:  ill health :  illness
2
:  a specific disease <He came down with an unknown sickness.>
3
:  nausea 1
Medical Dictionary

sickness

noun sick·ness \ˈsik-nəs\

Medical Definition of SICKNESS

1
:  the condition of being ill :  ill health
2
:  a specific disease
3
:  nausea
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