sickness

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Etymology[edit]

From the Old English seocness.

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sickness (usually uncountable, plural sicknesses)

  1. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.
    I do lament the sickness of the king. -William Shakespeare
    Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or sickness soon or late disarms. -Alexander Pope.
    Sickness is a dangerous indulgence at my time of life. -Jane Austen.
  2. Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.

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