sickness


sickness
noun
1 state of being ill
ADJECTIVE
chronic
long, long-term (esp. BrE)

The policy includes long-term sickness cover.

VERB + SICKNESS
feign

I tricked my father by feigning sickness.

SICKNESS + NOUN
absence (BrE)
benefit (BrE)
cover, insurance (esp. BrE)
levels, rates

Staff sickness rates are at record levels.

PREPOSITION
due to sickness, owing to sickness, through sickness

The Personnel Department keeps a record of employees absent through sickness.

2 (esp. BrE) nausea
VERB + SICKNESS
suffer, suffer from
SICKNESS + VERB
rise

The sickness rose inside him.

PHRASES
a feeling of sickness

Several workers complained of feelings of sickness and headaches.

3 particular type of illness
ADJECTIVE
acute, chronic, severe
air, car, motion, sea (usually seasickness), travel (usually travel-sickness) (BrE)
altitude, mountain
decompression, radiation, sleeping
morning
VERB + SICKNESS
cause, induce

This activity may induce motion sickness.

experience, get
prevent
cure, treat

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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