Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 5

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Health and Sickness - Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 5

Health and Sickness
peculiaradjective

unwell or slightly ill

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phlegmnoun

the thick mucus that is formed in the nasal and throat cavities, usually secreted in excessive amounts as a result of common cold

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pooradjective

of a low quality or standard

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poorly
poorlyadjective

ill or feeling unwell

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to presentverb

to have or exhibit particular signs or symptoms during a medical check-up

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queasyadjective

feeling nauseous

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rashnoun

a part of one's skin covered with red spots, which is usually caused by a sickness or an allergic reaction

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to reactverb

to have an adverse reaction to something particular such as food, smell, etc., particularly one that causes illness

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reactionnoun

the way one's body responds to a drug, chemical substance, etc.

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red zonenoun

an area where there is a high number of people carrying an infection and strict public health rules are in place

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rejectionnoun

(medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign

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to relapseverb

to become sick again after an improvement in one's health

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relapsenoun

‌the fact of returning to a previous dire state or to become worse after making an improvement

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rottenadjective

feeling ill or unwell

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run-downadjective

feeling exhausted, unwell, or slightly ill, particularly after an intense physical activity

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salmonellanoun

a type of rod-shaped bacteria that can cause abdominal pains or diarrhea

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SARS-CoV-2noun

severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, a variation of coronavirus that was first reported back in 2019

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seasickadjective

feeling sick or nauseous due to the motion of the ship or boat one is traveling with

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seizurenoun

a sudden and painful attack caused by an illness

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septicadjective

(of a body part or wound) infected by harmful bacteria

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seriousadjective

bad or dangerous; significant or worrying due to a possible danger or risk

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severeadjective

very bad, harsh, or intense

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severelyadverb

very badly or to a serious extent

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shakenoun

a rhythmic motion in one or more parts of one's body that is an involuntary response to cold, fear, or excitement

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shakyadjective

stumbling and not steady in movement, particularly due to suffering from an illness or becoming overwhelmed by emotions

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to shiververb

to slightly shake as a result of feeling cold, scared, etc.

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shivernoun

a brief shaking movement of one's body as a result of fear or being cold

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shiveryadjective

slightly trembling or shaking due to cold, illness, fear, etc.

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shut-innoun

someone who is confined indoors, particularly due to illness or having a physical or mental disability

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sick
sickadjective

suffering from or affected by a physical or mental illness; mentally or physically ill

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to sickenverb

to become ill or sick

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sicklyadjective

physically weak and prone to illness

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sickness
sicknessnoun

the state of being unwell

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sneeze
sneezenoun

the act of air blowing out of our nose and mouth in a way that we cannot control

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to sneeze
to sneezeverb

to blow air out of our nose and mouth in a sudden way

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snow-blindadjective

temporarily losing one's eyesight due to exposure to ultraviolet rays reflected off snow or ice

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soreadjective

(of a body part) painful, sensitive, or aching

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sorenoun

a painful spot on the skin, which is usually red or infectious

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spasmnoun

a muscle contraction that is painful and happens suddenly without one's control

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splittingadjective

(of a headache) severe or massive

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spotnoun

a small red circle on someone's skin that is raised, particularly on their face

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to spreadverb

to enlarge the area of effect of something and affect more people

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stiffnessnoun

the condition of having difficulty moving due to experiencing recurrent pain in one's muscles

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stomach achenoun

a pain in or near someone's stomach

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strickenadjective

overwhelmed or afflicted by an unpleasant feeling or undesirable condition

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