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Meaning of SICKNESS

Pronunciation:  'siknes

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  2. [n]  the state that precedes vomiting

SICKNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: illness, malady, nausea, unwellness
 Antonyms: health, wellness
 See Also: aeroembolism, ague, air embolism, amyloidosis, anuresis, anuria, bends, caisson disease, catastrophic illness, collapse, decompression sickness, disease, food poisoning, gas embolism, gastrointestinal disorder, growth, health problem, hypermotility, ill health, indisposition, kinetosis, lead poisoning, morning sickness, motion sickness, ozone sickness, plumbism, qualm, queasiness, saturnism, squeamishness, symptom, toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy, unhealthiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sick"ness\, n. [AS. se['o]cness.]
1. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness;
   sisease or malady.

         I do lament the sickness of the king. --Shak.

         Trust not too much your now resistless charms;
         Those, age or sickness soon or late disarms. --Pope.

2. Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.

Syn: Illness; disease; malady. See {Illness}.