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English noun: sickness

1. sickness (state) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism


Synonymsillness, malady, unwellness


Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness


Narrower (hyponym)aeroembolism, ague, air embolism, amyloidosis, anuresis, anuria, bends, caisson disease, catastrophic illness, collapse, condition, decompression sickness, disease, food poisoning, gas embolism, gastrointestinal disorder, growth, hypermotility, indisposition, lead poisoning, ozone sickness, plumbism, prostration, saturnism, toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy


Antonymshealth, wellness

2. sickness (state) defectiveness or unsoundness


SamplesDrugs have become a sickness they cannot cure.
A great sickness of his judgment.


Broader (hypernym)defectiveness, faultiness

3. sickness (state) the state that precedes vomiting


Synonymsnausea


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)kinetosis, morning sickness, motion sickness, qualm, queasiness, squeamishness









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