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sick·ness

 (sĭk′nĭs)
n.
1. The condition of being sick; illness.
2. A disease; a malady.
3. Nausea.
4. A defective or unsound condition.

sickness

(ˈsɪknɪs)
n
1. (Pathology) an illness or disease
2. (Pathology) nausea or queasiness
3. (Medicine) the state or an instance of being sick

sick•ness

(ˈsɪk nɪs)

n.
1. a particular disease or malady.
2. the state or an instance of being sick.
3. nausea; queasiness.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sickness - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organismsickness - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
condition - an illness, disease, or other medical problem; "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
ague - a fit of shivering or shaking
amyloidosis - a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
anuresis, anuria - inability to urinate
catastrophic illness - severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines
collapse, prostration - an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
bends, caisson disease, decompression sickness, gas embolism, aeroembolism, air embolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder - illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
lead poisoning, plumbism, saturnism - toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
hypermotility - excessive movement; especially excessive motility of the gastrointestinal tract
indisposition - a slight illness
ozone sickness - illness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high-altitude aircraft; characterized by sleepiness and headache and chest pains and itchiness
toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
2.sickness - defectiveness or unsoundness; "drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"; "a great sickness of his judgment"
defectiveness, faultiness - the state of being defective
3.sickness - the state that precedes vomitingsickness - the state that precedes vomiting  
kinetosis, motion sickness - the state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
morning sickness - nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy
queasiness, squeamishness, qualm - a mild state of nausea

sickness

noun
1. illness, disorder, ailment, disease, complaint, bug (informal), affliction, malady, infirmity, indisposition, lurgy (informal) a sickness that affects children
2. nausea, queasiness, biliousness He felt a great rush of sickness.
3. vomiting, nausea, upset stomach, throwing up, puking (slang), retching, barfing (U.S. slang) Symptoms include sickness and diarrhoea.

sickness

noun
1. The condition of being sick:
2. A pathological condition of mind or body:
Translations
nemoc
sygdom
sairauspahoinvointi
bolest
veiki
病気吐き気
bolezen
bolest
sjukdom
ความเจ็บป่วย
căn bệnh

sickness

[ˈsɪknɪs]
A. N
1. (= illness) → enfermedad f
after several months of sickness he was able to return to workdespués de varios meses de enfermedad pudo regresar al trabajo
in sickness and in healthen la salud y en la enfermedad
2. (= feeling of nausea) → náuseas fpl; (= vomiting) → vómitos mpl
see also altitude B
see also mountain B
see also travel D
B. CPD sickness benefit Nsubsidio m de enfermedad
to be on sickness benefitrecibir el subsidio de enfermedad

sickness

[ˈsɪknəs] n
(= illness) → maladie f
(= vomiting) → vomissements mplsickness benefit n (= sick pay while temporarily off work) → indemnités fpl maladie, indemnités fpl de maladie (= incapacity benefit) → pension f d'invaliditésick note n (for work)certificat m médical; (for school)mot m d'absencesick pay nindemnités fpl (de) maladie (versée par l'employeur)

sickness

n (Med) → Krankheit f (also fig); (= nausea)Übelkeit f; (= vomiting)Erbrechen nt; (of joke, book, film)Geschmacklosigkeit f; there is sickness on boardan Bord geht eine Krankheit um; in sickness and in healthin guten und in schlechten Zeiten or Tagen; the sickness of his mindseine Abartigkeit

sickness

[ˈsɪknɪs] nmalattia
there's a lot of sickness about → c'è molta gente malata
wave of sickness → ondata di malessere

sick

(sik) adjective
1. vomiting or inclined to vomit. He has been sick several times today; I feel sick; She's inclined to be seasick/airsick/car-sick.
2. (especially American) ill. He is a sick man; The doctor told me that my husband is very sick and may not live very long.
3. very tired (of); wishing to have no more (of). I'm sick of doing this; I'm sick and tired of hearing about it!
4. affected by strong, unhappy or unpleasant feelings. I was really sick at making that bad mistake.
5. in bad taste. a sick joke.
noun
vomit. The bedclothes were covered with sick.
ˈsicken verb
1. to become sick.
2. to disgust. The very thought sickens me.
ˈsickening adjective
causing sickness, disgust or weariness; very unpleasant or annoying. There was a sickening crunch; The weather is really sickening!
ˈsickeningly adverb
ˈsickly adjective
1. tending to be often ill. a sickly child.
2. suggesting sickness; pale; feeble. She looks sickly.
ˈsickness noun
the state of being sick or ill. There seems to be a lot of sickness in the town; seasickness.
ˈsick-leave noun
time taken off from work etc because of sickness. He has been on sick-leave for the last three days.
make (someone) sick
to make (someone) feel very annoyed, upset etc. It makes me sick to see him waste money like that.
the sick
ill people. He visits the sick.
worried sick
very worried. I'm worried sick about it.
see also ill.

sickness

مَرَض nemoc sygdom Krankheit αρρώστια enfermedad sairaus maladie bolest malattia 病気 ziekte sykdom choroba doença недомогание sjukdom ความเจ็บป่วย hastalık căn bệnh

sick·ness

n. enfermedad, dolencia, mal;
acute African sleeping ______ africana del sueño;
altitude ___mal de altura;
beriberi ______ de Ceylon;
bleeding ___hemofilia;
car ___cinetosis, mareo;
decompression ______ de los buzos;
falling ___epilepsia;
gall ___anaplasmosis;
green ___clorosis, cloroanemia;
milk ___brucelosis;
morning ___trastorno de las embarazadas;
motion ______ de los viajeros;
radiation ______ por radiación.

sickness

n enfermedad f, mal m; altitude — mal de altura, mal de montaña, soroche m (SA); decompression — enfermedad por descompresión; morning — náuseas matutinas (form), náuseas or vómitos del embarazo; motion — mareo (producido por el movimiento); radiation — enfermedad por radiación; serum — enfermedad del suero; sleeping — enfermedad del sueño
References in classic literature ?
Everybody that go near that camp catch the sickness but me and the priest.
Sickness will not always help him do it; not always the death-hour!
Thus, a sickness," continued Roger Chillingworth, going on, in an unaltered tone, without heeding the interruption, but standing up and confronting the emaciated and white-cheeked minister, with his low, dark, and misshapen figure, -- "a sickness, a sore place, if we may so call it, in your spirit hath immediately its appropriate manifestation in your bodily frame.
But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
Grandmother Majauszkiene had lived in the midst of misfortune so long that it had come to be her element, and she talked about starvation, sickness, and death as other people might about weddings and holidays.
With so well-trained a hand and eye, such perfect adroitness and practice in every art which could promote neatness and comfort, and keep out of sight every disagreeable incident of sickness,--with such a perfect sense of time, such a clear, untroubled head, such exact accuracy in remembering every prescription and direction of the doctors,-- she was everything to him.
No life was in sight, but necessarily there must have been some wounded in the rear ranks, who were carried off the field under cover of the wall of smoke; there would be sickness among the others -- there always is, after an episode like that.
Huck, being un- committed as yet, joined in with Tom, and the waverer quickly "explained," and was glad to get out of the scrape with as little taint of chicken-hearted home- sickness clinging to his garments as he could.
Then after a year's anxiety, a year when one never looked in the newspaper without dread and sickness of suspense, came the telegram saying that Tom was wounded; and without so much as asking Miranda's leave, she packed her trunk and started for the South.
I was exceedingly feeble; made so as much by the kicks and blows which I received, as by the severe fit of sickness to which I had been subjected.
In the present instance, it was sickness and poverty together which she came to visit; and after remaining there as long as she could give comfort or advice, she quitted the cottage with such an impression of the scene as made her say to Harriet, as they walked away,
Elinor, who saw as plainly by this, as if she had seen the direction, that it must come from Willoughby, felt immediately such a sickness at heart as made her hardly able to hold up her head, and sat in such a general tremour as made her fear it impossible to escape Mrs.