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sick 1

adj. sick·er, sick·est
a. Suffering from or affected with a physical illness; ailing.
b. Of or for sick persons: sick wards.
c. Nauseated.
a. Mentally ill or disturbed.
b. Unwholesome, morbid, or sadistic: a sick joke; a sick crime.
3. Defective; unsound: a sick economy.
a. Deeply distressed; upset: sick with worry.
b. Disgusted; revolted.
c. Weary; tired: sick of it all.
d. Pining; longing: sick for his native land.
a. In need of repairs: a sick ship.
b. Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within: a sick office building.
6. Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops: sick soil.
7. Slang Excellent; outstanding: did a sick run down the halfpipe.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
1. Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.
2. Chiefly British Vomit.
sick and tired
Thoroughly weary, discouraged, or bored.

[Middle English, from Old English sēoc.]

sick 2

Variant of sic2.




a variant spelling of siccar
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But it gets sicker and sicker, and I think you or Hannah ought to go.
I saw in a minute it was sicker, but Lottchen said her mother had gone for a doctor, so I took Baby and let Lotty rest.
She got worse and worse until she was sicker than ever the Hammond twins were, even the last pair.
Turning her head at this, she answered solemnly: "I'm a great deal sicker than you think.
Perhaps mamma is sicker than usual, or papa worried about business, or Tom in some new scrape.
Not the exact same thing, of course, because literally exacting the same thing will leave our country in a cycle of retaliation, and with a society that becomes sicker and sicker with every act of retaliation.
At any given moment, thousands of people worldwide are getting sicker and sicker while they wait for organ transplants, but unfortunately, quite a big number of patients die each year while waiting.
We're told that the celebrity is expected to get sicker and sicker, and eventually pass.
Cornyn said he was surprised by how mental health pervades the criminal justice system, theorizing that people like Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza's mother had few options, causing Lanza to "continue to get sicker and sicker and sicker" or be institutionalized.
The findings contradict widely held predictions that the ACA would drive a flood of sicker, newly insured patients into doctors' offices, said Josh Gray, vice president of athenaResearch for athenahealth.
The upshot is The Husband has lost half a stone and looks sicker than I do because he's run ragged looking after me.
The seller decided to open this shop after years of working in the healthcare field and seeing people getting sicker and sicker and even dying at the hands of modern synthetic medicine.