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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  • Many servicemen suffered radiation sickness after the early atomic tests.
  • This national fund pays for welfare benefits such as unemployment and sickness pay.
  • Sickness rates have gone up in the company.
  • Poor housing conditions led to an increase in 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)