Definition of sick
1a (1) : affected with disease or ill health : ailing (2) : of, relating to, or intended for use in sickness took five sick days this month a sick wardb : queasy, nauseated sick to one's stomach was sick in the carc : undergoing menstruation
2 : spiritually or morally unsound or corrupt
3a : sickened by strong emotion sick with fear worried sickb : having a strong distaste from surfeit : satiated sick of flatteryc : filled with disgust or chagrin gossip makes me sickd : depressed and longing for something sick for one's home
5 : lacking vigor : sickly: such asa : badly outclassed made the competition look sickb : incapable of producing profitable yields of a crop sick soils
6 slang : outstandingly or amazingly good or impressive Rookie was phenomenal Friday. His goal was nice, but the pass to twin brother, Chris, … was downright sick. — Roy Lang III
Examples of sick in a Sentence
He is at home sick in bed.
She is sick with the flu.
I'm too sick to go to work.
The medicine just made me sicker.
The sickest patients are in intensive care.
My poor rosebush looks sick.
She has been on the sick list all week.
The way they treat people makes me sick.
Recent Examples of sick from the Web
Others may have to leave to care for a sick relative.
Safety nets The lack of availability of donor milk for sick babies in rural and smaller hospitals is a problem that needs addressing nationally, said Bar-Yam.
But critics argue that younger, healthier individuals would opt for the bare-bones plans, which would eventually result in higher premiums for individuals who are sicker or have pre-existing conditions.
The law also requires the same premium rates for sick and healthy people.
The sick people, AHIP said, would face extraordinarily high premiums, or might not be able to find coverage. ‘
The campaign to make people sick to make rich people wealthier never sleeps.
Critics argue that younger healthier individuals would rush into the skimpier market, which would result in a spike in premiums for sicker individuals, making the more regulated plans unaffordable.
Outside of the sick kids who did the shooting, what elements of society can be held responsible for this climate of violence that, after numerous other similar incidents, has reached critical mass out there in Colorado?
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of sick
: vomit 1
First Known Use of sick
SICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sick for English Language Learners
: 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
SICK Defined for Kids
Definition of sick for Students
1 : affected with disease or illness : not well
2 : of, relating to, or intended for use in or during illness sick pay
3 : affected with or accompanied by nausea The bobbing of the boat made me feel sick.
4 : badly upset by strong emotion I was sick with worry.
5 : annoyed or bored of something from having too much of it We were sick of his whining.
6 : filled with disgust or anger Such gossip makes me sick.
Medical Definition of sick
1a: affected with disease or ill healthb: of, relating to, or intended for use in sickness a sick wardc: affected with nausea : inclined to vomit or being in the act of vomiting sick to one's stomach was sick in the car
2: mentally or emotionally unsound or disordered
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