sicknessnoun [ U ]uk /ˈsɪk.nəs/ us /ˈsɪk.nəs/
sickness noun [ U ] (ILL)
- 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.