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sick

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[ sik ]
/ sɪk /
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adjective, sick·er, sick·est.
noun Usually the sick .(used with a plural verb)
sick persons collectively.
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Origin of sick

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First recorded before 900; Middle English sik, sek, Old English sēoc; cognate with Dutch ziek, German siech, Old Norse sjūkr, Gothic siuks

synonym study for sick

1. See ill.

Other definitions for sick (2 of 2)

sick2
[ sik ]
/ sɪk /

verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for sick (1 of 2)

sick1
/ (sɪk) /

adjective
noun, verb
an informal word for vomit
See also sick-out

Derived forms of sick

sickish, adjective

Word Origin for sick

Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh

British Dictionary definitions for sick (2 of 2)

sick2
/ (sɪk) /

verb
a variant spelling of sic 2
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Medical definitions for sick

sick
[ sĭk ]

adj.
Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Nauseated.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
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