sicker

Sick \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}. [1913 Webster] Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever. --Mark i. 30. [1913 Webster] Behold them that are sick with famine. --Jer. xiv. 18. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache. [1913 Webster] 3. Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of; as, to be sick of flattery. [1913 Webster] He was not so sick of his master as of his work. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 4. Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] {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.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Diseased; ill; disordered; distempered; indisposed; weak; ailing; feeble; morbid. [1913 Webster]