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Sickness


SICK'NESS, noun

1. Nausea; squeamishness; as sickness of the stomach.

2. State of being diseased. I do lament the sickness of the king.

3. Disease; malady; a morbid state of the body of an animal or plant, in which the organs do not perfectly perform their natural functions. Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those age or sickness soon or late disarms. Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses. Matthew 8:17.