sick has definitions from the field of medicine
[ adjective ] (medicine) not in good physical or mental health




"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

By preying on the sick , by playing callously on the hopes of the desperate , by causing the sufferer to delay proper medical_care , these medical ghouls create pain and misery by their very activity .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

Secretary_of_State Seward was a sick man .

The sick were always receiving medicines .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

The following morning , as John entered the Place_Molard on his way to visit a sick refugee , he had a premonition of danger .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

Another stock vaudeville gag ran : `` Mother is home sick in bed with the doctor '' .

[ adjective ] feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

Used in print

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

Pa 'd been shit sick in that pot .

It should have been nearly as easy for her to remember that as it was for Big_Hans to remember going_after the axe while he was still spattered with Pa 's yellow sick insides .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Memory flooded him the instant he opened his eyes and the sick feeling knotted his stomach .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

It made him a_little sick , and he let_go_of her .

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[ adjective ] affected with madness or insanity


"a man who had gone mad"

Used in print

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

We now have not_only what has been called over here the comedy of menace but we also have horror jokes , magazines known as Horror_Comics , and sick comedians .

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[ noun ] people who are sick


"they devote their lives to caring for the sick"

Used in print

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

It takes_place in the household , a rite of well_wishing for myriad occasions - for the traveler , a wedding , a newborn child , the sick , the New Year , for any good purpose .

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people vomit

[ adjective ] having a strong distaste from surfeit


"grew more and more disgusted" "fed up with their complaints" "sick of it all" "sick to death of flattery" "gossip that makes one sick" "tired of the noise and smoke"

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25098
[ verb ] 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"