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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

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>

sick·ly adverb

Examples of sick

  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 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


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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