Meaning of “sleeping sickness” in the English Dictionary

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"sleeping sickness" in British English

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sleeping sicknessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsliː.pɪŋ ˌsɪk.nəs/ us /ˈsliː.pɪŋ ˌsɪk.nəs/

an African disease that causes fever, severe loss of energy, weight loss, and sometimes death

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