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English definition of “homesick”


adjective    /ˈhoʊmˌsɪk/
unhappy because of being away from home : She was homesick during her first semester at college . homesickness    /ˈhoʊmˌsɪk·nəs/ noun [U] I was almost overcome with homesickness.
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