peaked

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[ pee-kid ]
/ ˈpi kɪd /
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adjective

pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly.

Nearby words

  1. peak flow meter,
  2. peak load,
  3. peak programme meter,
  4. peak time,
  5. peake,
  6. peakedly,
  7. peaker plant,
  8. peaky,
  9. peal,
  10. peale

Origin of peaked

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Related formspeak·ed·ly, adverbpeak·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for peakedness

peaked

/ (piːkt) /

adjective

having a peak; pointed
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Word Origin and History for peakedness

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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