sickness Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sickness” in the English Dictionary

"sickness" in British English

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sicknessnoun [U]

uk   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 ​uncleanwater can ​causediarrhoea and sickness.
(Definition of sickness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sicknessnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsɪk·nəs/
the ​state or ​condition of being ​ill, or a ​disease: [U] No one ​escapesoccasional sickness. [C] Raymond has a ​rare sickness.
(Definition of sickness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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