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1‘she was absent through sickness’
illness, disease, disorder, ailment, complaint, affliction, infection, malady, infirmity, indisposition
informal lurgy, bug, virus
Australian informal wog
2‘a wave of sickness swept over her’
nausea, biliousness, queasiness
3‘he suffered sickness and diarrhoea for five days’
vomiting, retching, gagging, upset stomach, stomach upset
travel-sickness, seasickness, carsickness, airsickness, motion sickness, morning sickness, altitude sickness
informal throwing up, puking
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