Definition of Sickness

1. Noun. Impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism.




2. Noun. Defectiveness or unsoundness. "A great sickness of his judgment"
Generic synonyms: Defectiveness, Faultiness

3. Noun. The state that precedes vomiting.
Exact synonyms: Nausea
Specialized synonyms: Kinetosis, Motion Sickness, Morning Sickness, Qualm, Queasiness, Squeamishness
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Derivative terms: Nauseate, Nauseous, Sick

Definition of Sickness

1. n. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady.

Definition of Sickness

1. Noun. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady. ¹

2. Noun. Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sickness

1. the state of being sick [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Sickness

1. 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. Synonym: Illness, disease, malady. See Illness. Origin: AS. Seocness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sickness

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1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"A case of sickness or accident may be treated, or sometimes prevented: (a) By an act of devotion; (b) By magic; (c) By native materia medica. ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"Health insurance proposes to collect a fund from which the losses of sickness can be partly paid and medical treatment provided on a universal scale. ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"I have here added, by way of conclusion to the notes, a short hymn written (when very young) in the great epidemical cold in 1732. AN HYMN IN sickness. ..."

4. The Health of Nations: A Review of the Works of Edwin Chadwick by Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson, Edwin Chadwick (1887)
"DAYS OF sickness AMONGST THE MASSES. |OME points of much national moment are introduced relating to days of sickness amongst the masses of the people. ..."

5. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1920)
"How languisheth the primrose of Love's garden l How trill her tears the elixir of my senses ! Ambitious sickness, what doth thee so harden? ..."

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