the sick and dying

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the sick and dying

: sick people and dying people
  • She spent her life caring for the sick and dying .

Word by Word Definitions

sick play
  1. : affected with disease or ill health : ailing

  2. : of, relating to, or intended for use in sickness

  3. : queasy, nauseated

  1. : vomit

dying play
  1. : approaching death : gradually ceasing to be

  2. : having reached an advanced or ultimate stage of decay or disuse

  3. : of, relating to, or occurring at the time of death or dying


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