[ US /ˈsɪknəs/ ]
[ UK /sˈɪknəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. the state that precedes vomiting
  2. impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  3. defectiveness or unsoundness
    a great sickness of his judgment
    drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure
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How To Use sickness In A Sentence

  • He infected mice and rabbits with Trypanosoma gondii, the parasite responsible for the dreaded sleeping sickness, then injected the animals with chemical derivatives to determine if any of them could halt the infection. The Emperor of All Maladies
  • The deep grief and guilt of the mother as well as the hatred and home-sickness of the daughter permeate the story and eventually melt away due to the abiding family love.
  • Loss of appetite is a symptom of mountain sickness. Times, Sunday Times
  • The altitiude sickness and diamox can suppository alkalinization of the urine, decreased melt excretion, and unsafe hypercalciuria. Wii-volution
  • New academic demands, less discipline, home sickness - those are all no-brainers, so you can at least prepare for them, no matter how minimally.
  • He has liver disease now; but his sickness is a judgment of God, and he will die crooked. WHEN ALICE TOLD HER SOUL
  • Downsizing produced an increased risk of sickness absence, in line with earlier findings.
  • Social programs cover old age, invalidism, death, sickness and maternity, work injury, unemployment, and allowances per child.
  • It is an uncomfortable feeling to find in her sickness the conventions of beauty - boniness and pallor.
  • We strongly recommend insuring against sickness or injury.
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