homesick

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adjective home·sick \ˈhōm-ˌsik\

Definition of homesick

  1. :  longing for home and family while absent from them

homesickness

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Examples of homesick in a Sentence

  1. He was homesick when he went to college.

  2. She was homesick for her mother's cooking.

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First Known Use of homesick

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HOMESICK Defined for English Language Learners

homesick

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adjective

Definition of homesick for English Language Learners

  • : sad because you are away from your family and home


HOMESICK Defined for Kids

homesick

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adjective home·sick \ˈhōm-ˌsik\

Definition of homesick for Students

  1. :  longing for home and family

homesickness

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Medical Dictionary

homesick

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adjective home·sick \ˈhōm-ˌsik\

Medical Definition of homesick

  1. :  longing for home and family while absent from them

homesickness

noun


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