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noun sickness pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪknəs/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a condition in which you have an illness
    The team lost because of a combination of injuries and sickness.
    Time off work because of sickness is paid at the full rate.
    1. a.
      [countable] a particular illness
      climbers who suffer badly from altitude sickness
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a feeling that you are going to bring up food from your stomach
    The virus causes stomach pains, sickness, and diarrhoea.


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