Definitions for: Sick


[n] people who are sick; "they devote their lives to caring for the sick"
[adj] affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
[adj] not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
[adj] feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
[v] eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sick, a. [Compar. Sicker; superl. Sickest.] [OE. sek,
sik, ill, AS. se['o]c; akin to OS. siok, seoc, OFries. siak,
D. ziek, G. siech, OHG. sioh, Icel. sj?kr, 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.]

Syn: Diseased; ill; disordered; distempered; indisposed;
weak; ailing; feeble; morbid.


Sick, n.
Sickness. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Sick, v. i.
To fall sick; to sicken. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: afflicted, aguish, ailing, airsick, barf, be sick, bedfast, bedrid, bedridden, bilious, brainsick, bronchitic, carsick, cast, cat, chuck, consumptive, convalescent, crazy, delirious, demented, diabetic, disgorge, distracted, disturbed, dizzy, dyspeptic, faint, feverish, feverous, funny, giddy, gouty, green, hallucinating, honk, ill, indisposed, infirm, insane, laid low(p), laid up(p), light, lightheaded, light-headed, liverish, livery, mad, menstruating, nauseated, peaked(p), poorly(p), puke, purge, queasy, recovering, regorge, regurgitate, retch, scrofulous, seasick, sick, sick-abed, sickish, sickly, sneezy, spastic, spew, spue, stricken, swooning, throw up, tubercular, tuberculous, unbalanced, under the weather, unhealed, unhinged, unwell, upchuck, upset, vertiginous, vomit, vomit up, woozy

Antonyms: keep down, well

See Also: egest, eliminate, excrete, pass, people, unfit, unhealthy

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