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adjective \ˈsik\

Definition of sick

  1. 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. 2 :  spiritually or morally unsound or corrupt

  3. 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

  4. 4a :  mentally or emotionally unsound or disordered :  morbid sick thoughtsb :  highly distasteful :  macabre, sadistic sick jokes a sick crime

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

  6. 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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of sick

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


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sick

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Definition of sick

British

  1. :  vomit 1

First Known Use of sick

1957


SICK Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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adjective \ˈsik\

Definition of sick for Students

sicker

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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 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. 2:  mentally or emotionally unsound or disordered



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