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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Examples of stomachache in a Sentence

Eating too much food will give you a stomachache. Side effects include gas, bloating, and stomachache.
Recent Examples on the Web Hoping to keep it healthy and maybe bulk up your muscles while also avoiding a stomachache? Dallas News, "Searching for gluten-free grub? Here are five spots in Garland," 6 July 2020 His stomachache signaled an abscess near his appendix; the delay in treatment allowed the infection to spread. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Pain, fear and isolation. COVID-19 made his hospital stay even more surreal and sad," 7 May 2020 Hanratty had a headache, 103-degree temperature, stomachache and diarrhea. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame football legend Terry Hanratty survived coronavirus: 'How close was I?'," 17 Apr. 2020 Some 20 passengers reported stomachaches or fever, but tests for the virus done at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh showed none had the illness., "Cruise Ship Shunned By Virus Fears Finally Docks in Cambodia," 19 Mar. 2020 According to the Child Mind Institute, some kids with anxiety complain of stomachaches. Washington Post, "What shaving my daughter’s head taught me about acceptance and self-love," 13 Nov. 2019 Experts say parents, the front lines of health care, need to watch for patterns or symptoms that might be mistaken for something else: A fear of stomachaches., "Model positive behavior around food and weight.," 2 Nov. 2019 Rogers Park students’ symptoms have ranged from a fever to body aches to lethargy to headaches to stomachaches to congestion, the school principal wrote in an email to parents this week. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska health department reports ‘dramatic increase’ of flu cases in the state," 28 Nov. 2019 Most experience at least mild side effects, such as hives or stomachaches, and about a fifth dropped out of the study, said Dr. Scott Sicherer, a pediatric allergist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Lauran Neergaard, Anchorage Daily News, "FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of stomachache

1744, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stomachache was in 1744

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16 Jul 2020

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“Stomachache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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