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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of mountain sickness

First recorded in 1840–50
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Example sentences from the Web for mountain sickness

  • "It's the soroche, the mountain-sickness," explained Professor Ditson.

    The Inca Emerald|Samuel Scoville
  • The severity of mountain-sickness differs greatly in different localities, apparently not depending entirely on the altitude.

    Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
  • And how will I manage to tow along this lump of a Pinocchio who is half dead with mountain-sickness?

    The Heart of Pinocchio|Collodi Nipote

British Dictionary definitions for mountain sickness

mountain sickness

noun

Also called: altitude sickness nausea, headache, and shortness of breath caused by climbing to high altitudes (usually above 12 000 ft)
vet science a disease of cattle kept at high altitude in S and N America, characterized by congestive heart failure
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Medical definitions for mountain sickness

mountain sickness
[ mountən ]

n.

Altitude sickness brought on by the diminished oxygen pressure at mountain elevations.
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