adjective, sick·er, sick·est.
- failing to sustain adequate harvests of some crop, usually specified: a wheat-sick soil.
- containing harmful microorganisms: a sick field.
SYNONYMS FOR sick
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Idioms for sick
Origin of sick1
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Words nearby sick
Definition for sick (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for sick
We don’t want to see our clients get sick or die in prison, totally cut off from their loved ones.Federal Jail Downtown Now Has One of the Country’s Worst COVID Outbreaks|Maya Srikrishnan|September 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Many students worry about family or friends who may get sick, Sana notes.
She said that it’s too early to determine the sick participant’s specific diagnosis.Some scientists downplay significance of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial halt|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 9, 2020|Fortune
That, in turn, cuts the risk someone will encounter enough virus to make them sick.
And, he said, the tests can act as an early warning system by alerting officials that people in a community like a dorm are infected a week before they might become sick enough to seek tests on their own.A New Kind of College Exam: UCSD Is Testing Sewage for COVID-19|Randy Dotinga|September 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
And not just sick in the body but in your mind, because you start obsessing.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was sick in street gutters, onto my desk, at dinners with friends.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We are the sick ones who torment trans people every day of their lives.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?
It happens, of course, but the less time a person is sick, the better their chances of recovery.
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
I suppose he is sick of the sound of them, or perhaps it is because he feels obliged to be conscientious in teaching Beethoven!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
So we placed some of these holy relics upon the sick man, at the same time offering our vows for him, and then he improved.
One was to the deanship, of Santiago de Castro, a sick man who has not left his house for more than three years.
British Dictionary definitions for sick (1 of 2)
- suffering from ill health
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the sick
- of, relating to, or used by people who are unwellsick benefits
- (in combination)sickroom
Derived forms of sicksickish, adjective
Word Origin for sick
British Dictionary definitions for sick (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for sick
Idioms and Phrases with sick
In addition to the idioms beginning with sick
- sick and tired
- sick as a dog
- sick at heart
- sick in bed
- sick joke
- sick to one's stomach
- call in sick
- get sick
- make one sick
- worried sick