adjective, sicker, sickest.
afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing.
affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.
deeply affected with some unpleasant feeling, as of sorrow, disgust, or boredom:
sick at heart; to be sick of parties.
mentally, morally, or emotionally deranged, corrupt, or unsound:
a sick mind; wild statements that made him seem sick.
characteristic of a sick mind:
dwelling on or obsessed with that which is gruesome, sadistic, ghoulish, or the like; morbid:
a sick comedian; sick jokes.
of, relating to, or for use during sickness:
He applied for sick benefits.
accompanied by or suggestive of sickness; sickly:
a sick pallor; the sick smell of disinfectant in the corridors.
not in proper condition; impaired.
Slang. great; amazing:
The plot is boring but the special effects are sick!
failing to sustain adequate harvests of some crop, usually specified:
a wheat-sick soil.
containing harmful microorganisms:
a sick field.
Now Rare. menstruating.
(used with a plural verb) sick persons collectively (usually preceded by the).
call in sick, to notify one’s place of employment by telephone that one will be absent from work because of being ill.
sick and tired, utterly weary; fed up:
I’m sick and tired of working so hard!
sick at one’s stomach, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. nauseated.
sick to one’s stomach, Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. nauseated.
verb (used with object)
verb (used with object), sicked or sicced
[sikt] /sɪkt/ (Show IPA), sicking or siccing.
to attack (used especially in commanding a dog):
to incite to attack (usually followed by on).
so or thus: inserted in brackets in a written or printed text to indicate that an odd or questionable reading is what was actually written or printed
verb (transitive) sics, sicking, sicked
to turn on or attack: used only in commands, as to a dog
to urge (a dog) to attack
a Scot word for such
inclined or likely to vomit
suffering from ill health
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell: sick benefits
(in combination): sickroom
deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness: sick at heart
mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
(informal) delighting in or catering for the macabre or sadistic; morbid: sick humour
(often foll by of) (informal) Also sick and tired. disgusted or weary, esp because satiated: I am sick of his everlasting laughter
(often foll by for) weary with longing; pining: I am sick for my own country
pallid or sickly
not in working order
(of land) unfit for the adequate production of certain crops
(slang) look sick, to be outclassed
an informal word for vomit
a variant spelling of sic2
adj. sick·er, sick·est
Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
A Latin word for “thus,” used to indicate that an apparent error is part of quoted material and not an editorial mistake: “The learned geographer asserts that ‘the capital of the United States is Washingtown [sic].’”
standard industry classification
- Sick sinus syndrome
sick sinus syndrome n. Chaotic atrial activity characterized by an abnormally slow heartbeat punctuated by recurring ectopic beats and periods of abnormally rapid heartbeat.
Standard Instrument Control Library
verb (used with object), sicked or sicced [sikt] /sɪkt/ (Show IPA), sicking or siccing. 1. to attack (used especially in commanding a dog): Sic ’em! 2. to incite to attack (usually followed by on). adverb 1. so or thus: inserted in brackets in a written or printed text to indicate that an odd or questionable […]
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