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      adj  
1    inclined or likely to vomit  
2   
a    suffering from ill health  
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the sick     
3   
a    of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell  
sick benefits     
b    (in combination)  
sickbed     
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  
      n  
      vb  
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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sick

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