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1    inclined or likely to vomit  
a    suffering from ill health  
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the sick     
a    of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell  
sick benefits     
b    (in combination)  
4    deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness  
sick at heart     
5    mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed  
6    Informal   delighting in or catering for the macabre or sadistic; morbid  
sick humour     
7    often foll by: of  
Informal, Also   sick and tired   disgusted or weary, esp. because satiated  
I am sick of his everlasting laughter     
8    often foll by: for   weary with longing; pining  
I am sick for my own country     
9    pallid or sickly  
10    not in working order  
11    (of land) unfit for the adequate production of certain crops  
12    look sick  
Slang   to be outclassed  
13       an informal word for       vomit     (See also)        sick-out  
     (Old English seoc; related to Old Norse skjukr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh)  
  sickish      adj  
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sick          [2]  
      vb      a variant spelling of       sic   2  

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1    green about the gills     (informal)   green around the gills     (informal)   ill, nauseated, nauseous, puking     (slang)   qualmish, queasy  
2    ailing, diseased, feeble, indisposed, laid up     (informal)   on the sick list     (informal)   poorly     (informal)   under par     (informal)   under the weather, unwell, weak  
3      (informal)   black, ghoulish, macabre, morbid, sadistic  
4      (informal, often with)      of   blasé, bored, disgusted, displeased, fed up, jaded, revolted, satiated, tired, weary  
1 & 2    able-bodied, fine, fit, fit and well, fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, healthy, robust, tranquil, untroubled, unworried, up to par, well  

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care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
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