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sick

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adjective \ˈsik\

Simple Definition of sick

  • : affected with a disease or illness

  • : of or relating to people who are ill

  • : very annoyed or bored by something because you have had too much of it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sick

  1. 1a (1) :  affected with disease or ill health :  ailing (2) :  of, relating to, or intended for use in sickness <sick pay> <a sick ward>b :  queasy, nauseated <sick to one's stomach> <was sick in the car>c :  undergoing menstruation

  2. 2 :  spiritually or morally unsound or corrupt

  3. 3a :  sickened by strong emotion <sick with fear> <worried sick>b :  having a strong distaste from surfeit :  satiated <sick of flattery>c :  filled with disgust or chagrin <gossip makes me sick>d :  depressed and longing for something <sick for one's home>

  4. 4a :  mentally or emotionally unsound or disordered :  morbid <sick thoughts>b :  highly distasteful :  macabre, sadistic <sick jokes> <a sick crime>

  5. 5 :  lacking vigor :  sickly: asa :  badly outclassed <made the competition look sick>b :  incapable of producing profitable yields of a crop <sick soils>

sickly

adverb

Examples of sick in a sentence

  1. He is at home sick in bed.

  2. She is sick with the flu.

  3. I'm too sick to go to work.

  4. The medicine just made me sicker.

  5. The sickest patients are in intensive care.

  6. My poor rosebush looks sick.

  7. She has been on the sick list all week.

  8. The way they treat people makes me sick.



Origin and Etymology of sick

Middle English sek, sik, from Old English sēoc; akin to Old High German sioh sick


First Known Use: before 12th century


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sick

noun

Definition of sick

British

  1. :  vomit 1



1957

First Known Use of sick

1957



SICK Defined for Kids

sick

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adjective \ˈsik\

Definition of sick for Students

sicker

sickest

  1. 1 :  affected with disease or illness :  not well

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or intended for use in or during illness <sick pay>

  3. 3 :  affected with or accompanied by nausea <The bobbing of the boat made me feel sick.>

  4. 4 :  badly upset by strong emotion <I was sick with worry.>

  5. 5 :  annoyed or bored of something from having too much of it <We were sick of his whining.>

  6. 6 :  filled with disgust or anger <Such gossip makes me sick.>




Medical Dictionary

sick

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adjective \ˈsik\

Medical Definition of sick

  1. 1a:  affected with disease or ill healthb:  of, relating to, or intended for use in sickness <a sick ward>c:  affected with nausea :  inclined to vomit or being in the act of vomiting <sick to one's stomach> <was sick in the car>

  2. 2:  mentally or emotionally unsound or disordered




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