Definition of Sicker

1. v. i. To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack.



2. a. Sure; certain; trusty.

3. adv. Surely; certainly.

Definition of Sicker

1. Adjective. (comparative of sick) ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete outside dialects) certain ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete outside dialects) secure ¹

4. Adverb. (obsolete outside dialects) certainly ¹

5. Adverb. (obsolete outside dialects) securely ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sicker

1. sick [adj] - See also: sick

Medical Definition of Sicker

1. To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack. [Also written sigger, zigger, and zifhyr. Origin: AS. Sicerian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sicker

sickbays
sickbed
sickbeds
sicke
sicked
sickee
sickees
sicken
sickened
sickener
sickeners
sickening
sickeningly
sickeningness
sickens
sicker (current term)
sickerly
sickerness
sickest
sickhouse
sickhouses
sickie
sickies
sicking
sickish
sickishly
sickishness
sickishnesses
sicklaemia
sickle

Literary usage of Sicker

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Devon. SICK. In travail. North. SICK-FEATHERS. The young ungrown feathers at the time of moulting. Devon. sicker. The same as Siker, ..."

2. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"mak sicker ;» and rushing into the sanctuary, he found Comyn still alive, but helpless and bleeding upon the steps of the high altar. ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"She was much sicker, although her stomach was less irritable. She complained a good deal of headache during the day, and said she could not bear the light. ..."

4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"sicker, Siker, certain, secure. ME «ti. j *i*J siker. (L.) Borrowed from Late L. secants, for L. securus, secure ; whence also O. Fries, siker, sikur, ..."

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