a particular disease or malady.
the state or an instance of being sick; illness.
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How to use sickness in a sentence
It may also be better for those who suffer from motion sickness while playing.
Those still going to work face a daily threat of sickness, and watch firsthand as their workplaces teeter on the brink of collapse because many people, rightfully, don’t want to dine out during a pandemic.Restaurants and the People Who Work in Them Need a Bailout. Let’s Finally Give Them One. | Meghan McCarron | November 19, 2020 | Eater
It includes medication for such things as back pain and motion sickness.Surviving Mars missions will take planning and lots of innovation | Maria Temming | October 22, 2020 | Science News For Students
Policymakers rightly feared that lawsuits like these would chill vaccine development—and lead to more sickness and death in the long run.Gutting this federal program could undermine Americans’ confidence in a COVID vaccine | jakemeth | September 6, 2020 | Fortune
There’s a secondary sickness now spreading through the community, of disillusionment that this is never going to end.
The sickness in her mind was a reflection of the sickness of her life, a sickness created by her family and her society.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism | Arthur Chu | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
You already protect you, and look after you in sickness and in health.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement | Tim Teeman | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I knew there would be good times and bad, sickness and health, broken dishwashers and giant cockroaches in the bathroom.
The news is being taken as confirmation that Kate is fully recovered from her pregnancy sickness.Why Prince George Won't Be Coming To NY and DC With Will And Kate | Tom Sykes | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And now that you mention it, I also got seasick, and had altitude sickness, and had to be rescued a few times.
sickness had never blanched the warm glow on her cheeks, or dimmed the brightness of her large, lustrous eyes.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
"Sleeping sickness" is a late stage when the organisms have invaded the cerebrospinal fluid.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
So that (wonderful to relate) they had no sickness, although there was sufficient cause for it in the privations they suffered.
They arrived on the 29th January, after a very good passage, and without one hour's sickness.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The same story everywhere—lack of men, meaning extra work—which again means sickness and still greater lack of men.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for sickness
an illness or disease
nausea or queasiness
the state or an instance of being sick
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