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for Sick berth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever. --Mark i.
Behold them that are sick with famine. --Jer. xiv.
2. Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit;
as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache.
3. Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of;
as, to be sick of flattery.
He was not so sick of his master as of his work.
4. Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned.
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.
Sick bay (Naut.), an apartment in a vessel, used as the
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.]
Syn: Diseased; ill; disordered; distempered; indisposed;
weak; ailing; feeble; morbid.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: (nautical) a room for the treatment of the sick or injured
(as on a ship) [syn: sickbay, sick berth]
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