- a particular disease or malady.
- the state or an instance of being sick; illness.
- nausea; queasiness.
Origin of sickness
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Examples from the Web for sicknesses
Or that "bottling up" emotions could cause heart attacks or other sicknesses.All Too Human: Santorum's Biases Begin at Perception
February 27, 2012
Is she goin' to give up herself and her easy ways and her sicknesses for ye?Jeff Briggs's Love Story
Sicknesses come thicker and thicker; friends are fewer and fewer.A Lamp to the Path
W. K. Tweedie
But almost all are subject to bereavements, losses, sicknesses, and changes of fortune.Astrology
And some sicknesses are much different, and are not like to be so increased by it.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)
Surely our sicknesses he bore, and our pains he took as his burden.The Expositor's Bible
George Adam Smith
- an illness or disease
- nausea or queasiness
- the state or an instance of being sick
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Word Origin and History for sicknesses
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The condition of being sick; illness.
- A disease or an illness.
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