Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun radiation_sickness

1 sense of radiation sickness

Sense 1
radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation -- (syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours; "he was suffering from radiation")
       => syndrome -- (a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease)

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