Meaning of “sickness” in the English Dictionary

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"sickness" in British English

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sicknessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪk.nəs/ us /ˈsɪk.nəs/

sickness noun [ U ] (ILL)

B2 the condition of being ill:

There's a lot of sickness around this winter.

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sickness noun [ U ] (VOMIT)

vomiting:

Drinking unclean water can cause diarrhoea and sickness.

(Definition of “sickness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sickness" in American English

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sicknessnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsɪk·nəs/

the state or condition of being ill, or a disease:

[ U ] No one escapes occasional sickness.
[ C ] Raymond has a rare sickness.

(Definition of “sickness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)