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peaked2

[pee-kid] /ˈpi kɪd/
adjective
1.
pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly.
Origin of peaked2
peak2 + -ed2
Related forms
peakedly, adverb
peakedness, noun
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peaked

/piːkt/
adjective
1.
having a peak; pointed
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peaked

adj.

"sickly-looking," 1835, from past participle of obsolete verb peak "look sickly or thin, shrink, waste away" (1540s), which is perhaps from peak in sense of "become pointed" through emaciation. Related: Peakedness.

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