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 for Peaked
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peaked \Peaked\ (p[=e]kt or p[=e]k"[e^]d), a.
     1. Pointed; ending in a point; as, a peaked roof.
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     2. (Oftener p[=e]k"[e^]d) Sickly; not robust. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peak \Peak\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Peaked (p[=e]kt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Peaking.]
     1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear
        as, a peak.
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              There peaketh up a mighty high mount. --Holand.
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     2. Hence: To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity
        of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed
        by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his
        performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX
        model peaked at 20,000 per year.
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     3. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look
        thin or sickly. "Dwindle, peak, and pine." --Shak.
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     4. [Cf. Peek.] To pry; to peep slyly. [archaic] --Shak.
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     Peak arch (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peaked
      adj 1: somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing
             grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look
             a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is
             unwell and can't come to work" [syn: ailing,
             indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly,
             unwell, under the weather, seedy]
      2: having or rising to a peak; "the peaked ceiling"; "the
         island's peaked hills"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "peaked":
     acicular, acuminate, acute, attenuated, cachectic, cadaverous,
     capped, corpselike, crested, crowned, cuspidate, debilitated,
     drained, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, enervated, exhausted,
     failing, feeble, frail, haggard, headed, healthless, hollow-eyed,
     in poor health, infirm, invalid, jejune, languishing, marantic,
     marasmic, moribund, pale, peaking, peaky, pinched, plumed, poor,
     puny, reduced, reduced in health, run-down, sharp, shriveled, sick,
     sickly, skeletal, starved, starveling, tabetic, tabid, tipped,
     topped, underfed, undernourished, unhealthy, unsound,
     valetudinarian, valetudinary, wasted, weakened, weakly, weazeny,
     with low resistance, withered, wizened, wraithlike
  
  

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