Definition of sleeping sickness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sleeping sickness

BrE BrE//ˈsliːpiŋ ˌsɪknəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsliːpiŋ ˌsɪknəs//
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a tropical disease carried by the tsetse fly that causes a feeling of wanting to go to sleep and usually causes death
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sleeping sickness