HyperDic: sickness

English > 3 senses of the word sickness:
NOUNstatesickness, illness, unwellness, maladyimpairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
statesicknessdefectiveness or unsoundness
statesickness, nauseathe state that precedes vomiting
sickness > pronunciation
Soundssih'knahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > sickness: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningimpairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism.
Synonymsillness, unwellness, malady
NarroweragueA fit of shivering or shaking
amyloidosisA disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues
anuresis, anuriainability to urinate
catastrophic illnesssevere illness requiring prolonged hospitalization / hospitalization or recovery
collapse, prostrationAn abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
conditionAn illness, disease, or other medical problem
decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism, caisson disease, bendspain resulting from rapid change in pressure
diseaseAn impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorderillness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
growth(pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
hypermotilityexcessive movement
indispositionA slight illness
lead poisoning, plumbism, saturnismtoxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
ozone sicknessillness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high-altitude aircraft
toxemia of pregnancy, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxaemiaAn abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
Broaderill health, unhealthiness, health problemA state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
Oppositehealth, wellnessA healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
Spanishafección, enfermedad, mal, patología
Catalanafecció, malaltia, patologia
Adjectivessickaffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
English > sickness: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningdefectiveness or unsoundness.
Examples
  • "drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"
  • "a great sickness of his judgment"
Broaderdefectiveness, faultinessThe state of being defective
Spanishenfermedad, problema
English > sickness: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state that precedes vomiting.
Synonymnausea
Narrowermorning sicknessnausea early in the day
motion sickness, kinetosisThe state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle
queasiness, squeamishness, qualmA mild state of nausea
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishansia, arcada, asco, basca, mareo, náusea, naúsea
Catalanànsies, arcada, arcades, basca, basques, fàstics, mareig, nàusea
Adjectivessickfeeling nausea

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