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sic1

[sik] /sɪk/
verb (used with object), sicked or sicced
[sikt] /sɪkt/ (Show IPA),
sicking or siccing.
1.
to attack (used especially in commanding a dog):
Sic 'em!
2.
to incite to attack (usually followed by on).
Also, sick.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; variant of seek

sick2

[sik] /sɪk/
verb (used with object)
1.
sic1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for sicced

sic1

/sɪk/
adverb
1.
so or thus: inserted in brackets in a written or printed text to indicate that an odd or questionable reading is what was actually written or printed
Word Origin
Latin

sic2

/sɪk/
verb (transitive) sics, sicking, sicked
1.
to turn on or attack: used only in commands, as to a dog
2.
to urge (a dog) to attack
Word Origin
C19: dialect variant of seek

sic3

/sɪk/
determiner, adverb
1.
a Scot word for such

sick1

/sɪk/
adjective
1.
inclined or likely to vomit
2.
  1. suffering from ill health
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the) the sick
3.
  1. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell sick benefits
  2. (in combination) sickroom
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.
(slang) look sick, to be outclassed
noun, verb
13.
an informal word for vomit
See also sick-out
Derived Forms
sickish, adjective
Word Origin
Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh

sick2

/sɪk/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of sic2
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Word Origin and History for sicced
sic
1887, insertion in printed quotation to call attention to error in the original, from L. sic "so, thus," related to si "if," from PIE base *so- "this, that" (cf. O.E. sio "she").
sick
"set upon" (sick him!), 1845, dialectal variant of seek.
sick
"unwell," O.E. seoc, from P.Gmc. *seukaz, of uncertain origin. The general Gmc. word (cf. O.N. sjukr, Dan. syg, O.S. siok, O.Fris. siak, M.Du. siec, O.H.G. sioh, Goth. siuks "sick, ill"), but in Ger. and Du. displaced by krank "weak, slim," probably originally with a sense of "twisted, bent" (see crank). Meaning "having an inclination to vomit" is from 1614; sense of "tired or weary (of something)" is from 1597; phrase sick and tired of is attested from 1783. Meaning "mentally twisted" is from 1551 (though sense of "spiritually or morally corrupt" was in O.E.), revived 1955. Sick joke is from 1959; sicko (n.) is from 1977. Sickening "causing revulsion" is first recorded 1789. The noun meaning "those who are sick" was in O.E. Sickness is O.E. seocnesse; sickly "ailing" is recorded from c.1350.
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sicced in Medicine

sick (sĭk)
adj. sick·er, sick·est

  1. Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.

  2. Of or for sick persons.

  3. Nauseated.

  4. Mentally ill or disturbed.

  5. Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.

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sicced in Culture

sic definition


A Latin word for “thus,” used to indicate that an apparent error is part of quoted material and not an editorial mistake: “The learned geographer asserts that ‘the capital of the United States is Washingtown [sic].’”

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Slang definitions & phrases for sicced

sick

adjective
  1. (also sicko or sicksicksick) Mentally twisted; psychopathic, esp in a sadistic vein: a rapist or a sicko father who abuses his teenage daughters (1551+)
  2. Disgusted; surfeited; fed up: Sick to the gills of the Simpson trial? (1853+)
  3. (also sicko or sicksicksick) Gruesome; morbid; mentally and spiritually unhealthy: Label it S for Sicko/ He is even better at establishing a sicksicksick atmosphere (1955+)
  4. Needing a dose of narcotics (1940s+ Narcotics)
noun

The craving and misery of an addict in need of a narcotic dose (1940s+ Narcotics)

[modern use of first sense from about 1955 is probably not a survival]


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Related Abbreviations for sicced

SIC

standard industry classification
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