homesick

[ hohm-sik ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌsɪk /

adjective

sad or depressed from a longing for home or family while away from them for a long time.

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Origin of homesick

First recorded in 1790–1800; home + sick1

OTHER WORDS FROM homesick

home·sick·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homesickness

homesick
/ (ˈhəʊmˌsɪk) /

adjective

depressed or melancholy at being away from home and family

Derived forms of homesick

homesickness, noun
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