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sickness noun

1 state of being ill

ADJ. chronic, long, long-term

SICKNESS + NOUN absence | allowance, benefit | insurance | rate

PREP. due to/owing to/through ~ The Personnel Department keeps a record of employees absent through sickness.

2 nausea

VERB + SICKNESS suffer (from)

SICKNESS + VERB rise The sickness rose inside him.

PHRASES a feeling of sickness Several workers complained of feelings of sickness and headaches.

3 particular type of illness

ADJ. acute, chronic | air, car, motion, travel | altitude/mountain, decompression, radiation, sleeping > Special page at ILLNESS