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Words nearby sicker
Definition for sicker (2 of 3)
Origin of sicker2
Definition for sicker (3 of 3)
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.
Origin of sick1
Example sentences from the Web for sicker
Americans are sicker and taking more pills than ever, and our doctors are miserable.
The new insurance system relies on young, healthy consumers to help share the risk with older, sicker ones.How Low Will Health Care Enrollments Be? Here’s What to Watch For|Charles Ornstein|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Putting younger workers in the same plans forces them to subsidize the sicker and older.
And, as predicted by numerous professionals, they are sicker and more dangerous than when they went behind bars.Why I Fear the Aryan Brotherhood—and You Should, Too|Anonymous|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First is this: the vaguer the dispatches, the sicker the patient.Bob Dole & George H.W. Bush Hospitalized: How to Interpret Illness of Public Figures|Kent Sepkowitz|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The more I thought of it, the sicker I became, and now what was I to do?
She made a rapid calculation in her mind at the moment, and her heart grew sicker and sicker.Madonna Mary|Mrs. Oliphant
Ah, well, they will be sicker than I at the end of the affair.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
And waited, ever with a sicker restlessness, a more unendurable longing.August First|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
On the other hand, if the weather were bad and the sea rough, a sicker lot of people nowhere might be found.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
British Dictionary definitions for sicker (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 sicker (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for sicker
Idioms and Phrases with sicker
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