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[stuhm-uh k-eyk] /ˈstʌm əkˌeɪk/
pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
Also, stomach ache.
Origin of stomachache
1755-65; stomach + ache
Related forms
stomach-achy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stomachache
  • Add them up and you get instinct: a doctor's sense that a patient's stomachache might really be appendicitis, for example.
  • Gu appears calm as she works, though she admits she sometimes gets a stomachache before undertaking a really big repair.
  • It doesn't help that they invariably give me a stomachache.
  • Indians boiled the strong leaves for food and as a stomachache remedy.
  • Omanis dab a drop on a forehead to relieve a headache, or even drink the floral liquid to cure a stomachache.
  • These types of illnesses include vomiting, diarrhea with fever and stomachache, or nausea accompanied by a fever.
  • If you want to know if an elephant has a stomachache, ask the cage cleaner.
  • Millions of doses have been taken with no more ill effect than the occasional stomachache.
  • He was, he said, on the toilet with a bad stomachache.
  • For network executives, that blah feeling has become a recurring stomachache.
British Dictionary definitions for stomachache


pain in the stomach or abdominal region, as from acute indigestion Technical name gastralgia Also called stomach upset, upset stomach
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stomachache in Medicine

stomachache stom·ach·ache (stŭm'ək-āk')
Pain in the stomach or abdomen.

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