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radiation sickness Syllabification: ra·di·a·tion sick·ness
Pronunciation: /ˌrādēˈāSHən ˌsiknis/

Definition of radiation sickness in English:


Illness caused by exposure of the body to ionizing radiation, characterized by nausea, hair loss, diarrhea, bleeding, and damage to the bone marrow and central nervous system.
Example sentences
  • Symptoms of radiation sickness evolve over time in distinct phases.
  • Sam performs an autopsy on a car crash victim and finds the body is wrought with radiation sickness.
  • A dirty bomb would boost the radiation level above normal levels, increasing the risk of cancer and radiation sickness to some degree.
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