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Sick, a. [compar. Sicker; superl. Sickest.] Etym: [oe. sek, sik, ill, As. seóc; akin to os. siok, seoc, ofries. siak, d. ziek, g. siech, Ohg. sioh, icel. sj, sw. sjuk, dan. syg, goth. siuks ill, siukan to Be ill.]

1. Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health.
See the synonym under illness.
Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever. Mark i. 30.
Behold them that are sick with famine. Jer. xiv. 18.

2. Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick
At the stomach; a sick headache.

3. Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of; as, to
Be sick of flattery.
He was not so sick of his master as of his work. L'estrange.

4. Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned.
So great is his antipathy against episcopacy, that, if a seraphim himself should be a bishop, he would either find or make some sick feathers in his wings. Fuller.
Sick bay (naut.), an apartment in a vessel, used as the ship's hospital.
-- sick bed, the bed upon which a person lies sick.
-- sick berth, an apartment for the sick in a ship of war.
-- sick headache (med.), a variety of headache attended with disorder of the stomach and nausea.
-- sick list, a list containing the names of the sick.
-- sick room, a room in which a person lies sick, or to which he is confined by sickness.

Note: [these terms, sick bed, sick berth, etc., are also written both hyphened and solid.]

-- diseased; ill; disordered; distempered; indisposed; weak; ailing; feeble; morbid.

Sick, n.

Defn: sickness. [obs.] Chaucer.

Sick, v. i.

Defn: to fall sick; to sicken. [obs.] Shak.

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