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 Little kids might also express anxiety through physical complaints, like talking about stomachaches. Jessica Migala, Good Housekeeping, "The Sunday Scaries Are Tough, but Here's How to Beat Them," 15 Sep. 2019 Who doesn’t have a stomachache in this social and political landscape? Maureen Lee Lenker,, "It had to be spew: A tribute to the anxious stomachs of 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 Common side effects for Truvada include stomachaches, headaches and weight loss in some patients, according to Gilead, the biotechnology company that makes both drugs. Tara Law, Time, "Activists and LGBTQ Groups Say These Facebook Ads Spread Dangerous Misinformation About HIV Drugs," 11 Dec. 2019 The girl had little appetite and suffered from a terrible stomachache and bloody diarrhea. Mark Johnson, USA Today, "In a Wisconsin village, the doctor makes house calls — and sees the rarest diseases on Earth," 29 Nov. 2019 Their symptoms ranged from a low-grade fever to body aches to lethargy to headaches, stomachaches and congestion, Rogers Park Principal Nuri Johnsen wrote in an email to parents Monday evening. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "One-third of Rogers Park Elementary students were out sick Monday. Health authorities are investigating.," 26 Nov. 2019 The health centers treat students who have a sore throat, rash, pink eye, stomachache, cough, earache and other minor illnesses, the hospital said. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron Children’s Hospital program brings health clinics to Akron, Warren schools," 17 Oct. 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being bullied can increase your risk of sleep difficulties, anxiety, depression, headaches, stomachaches, and more. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Monica Lewinsky’s New PSA “The Epidemic” Compares Bullying to a Widespread Illness," 16 Oct. 2019 In Newport Beach, the jury deliberated intensely for four days, with members shouting, slamming things, and breaking into tears while suffering headaches, stomachaches, and losing sleep, Burbage told reporters. Amy Taxin,, "California man convicted of torture of pot dispensary owner," 16 Aug. 2019

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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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2 Jan 2020

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“Stomachache.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 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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