stom·​ach·​ache | \ ˈstə-mək-ˌāk How to pronounce stomachache (audio) , -mik-\

Definition of stomachache

: pain in or in the region of the stomach

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Synonyms for stomachache


bellyache, collywobbles

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Examples of stomachache in a Sentence

Eating too much food will give you a stomachache. Side effects include gas, bloating, and stomachache.

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Your child may complain of a headache or stomachache. Tamekia Reece, Good Housekeeping, "How to Spot and Treat Anxiety in Kids, According to Child Psychologists," 7 Aug. 2019 Typical signs of e-cigarette use include headaches, stomachaches, changes in behavior, lack of concentration, and irritability. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "FDA launches TV ads featuring magician to fight teen vaping," 23 July 2019 Exposure to water contaminated by the bacteria can cause stomachaches, diarrhea and ear, eye and skin infections, the DEC said. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Potentially dangerous bacteria levels found at Kenai North Beach," 8 June 2019 The vertigo continued for about 24 hours, but more symptoms followed, including frequent headaches, stomachaches, leg pains and dizziness. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms Are Extremely Similar to "Normal" Teen Behaviors," 17 Aug. 2016 And will there be sunburns and stomachaches and forgotten baseball gloves and sibling spats and rain delays and traffic jams and other reminders that life is messy and imperfect even during the summer? Heidi Stevens,, "It's my summer of 'yes, and.' (Yes, it's July. And I'm panicking.)," 2 July 2018 Elene had come from her home in the former Soviet republic of Georgia to visit her mother in New York around Christmas and fallen suddenly ill, with a high fever and stomachaches and mysterious bruises and infections. Andy Newman, New York Times, "Live, From the Children’s Ward," 29 June 2018 Fortunately, my brain has suppressed, blocked out and forgotten about most of the incidents that triggered these stomachaches. Danielle C. Belton, The Root, "A List of Every Stress-Related Illness I’ve Ever Had, Ranked From Horrible to ‘I Think I’m Dying’," 27 June 2018 Chalfonte LeNee Queen is still struggling to completely quit marijuana, but her symptoms are down to a dull stomachache. Pauline Bartolone, Washington Post, "Wrecked And Retching: Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked To Long-Term Pot Use," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stomachache

1744, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stomachache

: pain in or near your stomach


stom·​ach·​ache | \ -ˌāk How to pronounce stomachache (audio) \

Medical Definition of stomachache

: pain in or in the region of the stomach

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