Definition of sick building syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sick building syndrome

BrE BrE//ˌsɪk ˈbɪldɪŋ sɪndrəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪk ˈbɪldɪŋ sɪndroʊm//
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a condition that affects people who work in large offices, making them feel tired and causing headaches, sore eyes and breathing problems, thought to be caused by, for example, the lack of fresh air or by chemicals in the air
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sick building syndrome