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sickness
American English: /ˈsɪknəs/
British English: /ˈsɪknəs/

Translation of sickness in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 countable (disease) [literary] (before noun) sickness insurance
    Example sentences
    • Viruses are responsible for some minor sicknesses like colds or chickenpox as well as extremely serious diseases like smallpox or HIV / AIDS.
    • Farmers living in fumigated areas complain of myriad sicknesses, including skin problems and birth defects.
    • Antibiotics are strong medicines used to treat sicknesses called infections.
    1.2 uncountable (being ill) See examples: inform your employer of your sickness as soon as possible
    dé parte de enfermo lo antes posible
    comunique a su empleador que está enfermo lo antes posible
    Example sentences
    • You have a severe headache with fever, sickness and possibly a rash.
    • There are the usual migraine symptoms - headache, sickness, sensitivity to light, but there are no aura symptoms.
    • Sixty-one years ago, they promised to love each other in sickness and health.
    1.3 uncountable (nausea)
    (vomiting)
    vómitos (masculine plural)
    a feeling of sickness
    una sensación de náusea(s)
    car/air/travel sickness
    (al viajar en coche, avión etc)
    Example sentences
    • There may also be nausea, sickness or diarrhoea, and a feeling of exhaustion.
    • All the children were suffering from sickness, vomiting and twitching.
    • York District Hospital managers today appealed for visitors who have suffered sickness and diarrhoea to stay away from its grounds.

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