Translation of sickness in Spanish:

sickness

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪknəs; ˈsɪknɪs/

n

  • 1.1 c (disease) [literario/literary] enfermedad (f) (before n) sickness insurance seguro (m) de enfermedad
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    • 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 u (being ill) 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
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    • 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 u (nausea) náuseas (fpl); (vomiting) vómitos (mpl) a feeling of sickness una sensación de náusea(s) car/air/travel sickness mareo (m) (al viajar en coche, avión etc)
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    • 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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