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Definition 1: impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for sickness in the sense of this definition

(sickness is a kind of ...) a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain

(... is a kind of sickness ) an illness, disease, or other medical problem

"a heart condition" "a skin condition"

(... is a kind of sickness ) an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine

(... is a kind of sickness ) illness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high-altitude aircraft; characterized by sleepiness and headache and chest pains and itchiness

(... is a kind of sickness ) a slight illness

(... is a kind of sickness ) excessive movement; especially excessive motility of the gastrointestinal tract

(... is a kind of sickness ) an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

(... is a kind of sickness ) toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system

(... is a kind of sickness ) illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food

(... is a kind of sickness ) pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

(... is a kind of sickness ) an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

"the commander's prostration demoralized his men"

(... is a kind of sickness ) severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines

(... is a kind of sickness ) inability to urinate

(... is a kind of sickness ) a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma

(... is a kind of sickness ) a fit of shivering or shaking

(... is a kind of sickness ) (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

Definition 2: the state that precedes vomiting - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for sickness in the sense of this definition

(sickness is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of sickness ) the state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle

(... is a kind of sickness ) nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy

(... is a kind of sickness ) a mild state of nausea

Definition 3: defectiveness or unsoundness - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sickness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure
  • a great sickness of his judgment

(sickness is a kind of ...) the state of being defective

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