Definition of altitude sickness in English:

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altitude sickness

noun

[mass noun]
Illness caused by ascent to high altitude, characterized by hyperventilation, nausea, and exhaustion resulting from shortage of oxygen.
Example sentences
  • He finally had to feign illness due to altitude sickness and return to Beijing to be re-assigned to another post.
  • They will be at risk of many other illnesses besides altitude sickness.
  • Indeed Spanish Jesuit fathers in South America were the first in Western literature to document the symptoms of altitude sickness.

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