Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 6

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Health and Sickness - Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 6

Health and Sickness
to succumbverb

to die as a result of a disease or injury

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to suffer
to sufferverb

to have an illness or disease

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sufferernoun

a person who is experiencing mental or physical pain as a result of suffering from an illness or disease

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sufferingnoun

the state of undergoing physical or mental pain

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sunburnnoun

pain and redness of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun

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sunburnedadjective

(of skin) reddened or inflamed by being overly exposed to the sunlight

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superspreadernoun

someone who spreads a contagious disease to a very large number of people

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to swellverb

to become rounder or larger, particularly due to an increase in the amount of fluid

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swellingnoun

an area of one's body that has become unusually larger, caused by an injury or sickness

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swollenadjective

(of a part of the body) unusually large, particularly because of an injury or illness

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symptom
symptomnoun

a change in the normal condition of the body or a person, which is the sign of a disease

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symptomaticadjective

characteristic or indicative of a disease

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syndromenoun

a group of medical signs that indicate a person is suffering from a particular disease or mental problem

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temperature
temperaturenoun

an abnormal state of elevated core body temperature that is usually accompanied by headache, shivering, etc.

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tenderadjective

painful, uncomfortable, or sensitive upon physical contact

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terminaladjective

(of an illness) having no cure and gradually leading to death

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terrible
terribleadjective

very serious; causing harm or damage

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toothache
toothachenoun

a pain in a tooth

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to transferverb

to transmit a disease to another person or animal, which makes them infected with the same disease

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tubercularadjective

relating to or suffering from tuberculosis, a severe and contagious infection that mainly affects one's lungs

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tumornoun

an abnormal mass of diseased cells that serves no function in the body and usually causes medical problems

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ulcernoun

a lesion or sore on the skin that might bleed or even produce a poisonous substance

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unconsciousadjective

unaware of the surroundings and not awake, which is caused by either an illness or injury

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unconsciousnessnoun

the state of not being awake or aware of one's surroundings

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underfedadjective

not properly fed or nourished

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undernourished
undernourishedadjective

not adequately fed or nourished therefore in bad health

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undernourishment
undernourishmentnoun

not having enough food to develop or function normally

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under the weather
under the weatheradjective

slightly ill or prone to sickness

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underweight
underweightadjective

weighing less than the desired or normal amount

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unfitadjective

incapable of doing something due to being ill or not in a good physical condition

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unhealthy
unhealthyadjective

not healthy; not having or showing good health

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unwell
unwelladjective

not well; being sick

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upsetadjective

mildly physically distressed

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upsetnoun

a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

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to upset {one's} stomachphrase

to cause someone to vomit or to become ill

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varicose veinnoun

a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs

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vectornoun

any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

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viraladjective

of, related to, or caused by a virus or viruses

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virulencenoun

extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)

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virulentadjective

infectious; having the ability to cause disease

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virus
virusnoun

a microscopic agent that causes disease in people, animals, and plants

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to vomitverb

to eject what has been eaten or drunk through the mouth

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to waste awayverb

(of a person) to become extremely thin and weak over time, particularly due to an illness or disease

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wastedadjective

weak and thin, especially as a result of old age or an illness

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wartnoun

a small, often hard elevation on the skin that is caused by an infection or a virus

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weak
weakadjective

not physically strong; having little energy or physical strength

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to weakenverb

to make something less effective or to make someone more physically vulnerable

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to wheezeverb

to breathe with difficulty, especially with a whistling or rattling sound

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