sick person

  • 1 sick person — index patient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 sick person — noun a person suffering from an illness • Syn: ↑diseased person, ↑sufferer • Derivationally related forms: ↑suffer (for: ↑sufferer) • Hypernyms: ↑unfortunat …

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  • 3 sick person — Synonyms and related words: apoplectic, arthritic, case, consumptive, dyspeptic, epileptic, incurable, inpatient, invalid, outpatient, patient, rheumatic, shut in, spastic, sufferer, terminal case, the sick, valetudinarian …

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  • 4 sick person — ill person, person suffering from a disease …

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  • 5 SICK, VISITING THE — (Heb. בִּקּוּר חוֹלִים; bikkur ḥolim). Visiting the sick in order to cheer, aid, and relieve their suffering is one of the many social obligations which Judaism has clothed with religious significance. God Himself is said to have observed this… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 6 sick — sick1 [sik] adj. [ME sik, seke < OE seoc, akin to Ger siech < IE base * seug , to be troubled or grieved > Arm hiucanim, (I) am weakening] 1. suffering from disease or illness; unwell; ill: in this sense, now rare or literary in England… …

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  • 7 sick|ie — «SIHK ee», noun. 1. U.S. Slang. a sick person, especially one who is mentally ill. 2. Australian Slang. a sick leave …

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  • 8 sick|bed — «SIHK BEHD», noun. the bed of a sick person: »She would get up from a sickbed to go shopping (New Yorker) …

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  • 9 sick|room — «SIHK ROOM, RUM», noun. a room in which a sick person is cared for …

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  • 10 Sick role — The Sick Role was a concept invented by Talcott Parsons in 1951. It is a term widely used in medical sociology. ‘Being Sick’ is not simply a ‘state of fact’ or ‘condition’, it is a specifically patterned social role. The theory outlined two… …

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  • 11 sick call — noun the daily military formation at which individuals report to the medical officer as sick • Syn: ↑sick parade • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine …

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  • 12 sick — 1. adj., n., & v. adj. 1 (often in comb.) esp. Brit. vomiting or tending to vomit (feels sick; has been sick; seasick). 2 esp. US ill; affected by illness (has been sick for a week; a sick man; sick with measles). 3 a (often foll. by at) esp.… …

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  • 13 SICK, PRAYER FOR — Among the earliest prayers recorded are those for the sick. Moses prayed for his leprous sister, Miriam: Heal her now, O God, I beseech Thee (Num. 12:13). When Hezekiah was gravely ill, he turned his face to the wall and prayed unto the Lord (Isa …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 14 SICK CARE, COMMUNAL — As a religious duty and social service the Jewish community, like the city, took care of its sick. Many communities engaged communal physicians as well as making other necessary arrangements. Many ordinances, prayers, and descriptions of… …

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  • 15 sick — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ill, ailing, diseased; nauseated; disgusted, fed up (sl.); bored. See disease, dislike. Ant., healthy, well. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ill, ailing, unwell, disordered, diseased, feeble, weak,… …

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  • 16 sick room — /ˈsɪk rum/ (say sik roohm) noun 1. a room in which a sick person is confined. 2. a sick bay …

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  • 17 sick·bed — /ˈsıkˌbɛd/ noun, pl beds [count] : the bed on which a sick person lies The general gave the orders from his sickbed …

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  • 18 sick·room — /ˈsıkˌruːm/ noun, pl rooms [count] : a room in which a sick person stays We brought father home from the hospital and converted a spare room into a sickroom …

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  • 19 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… …

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  • 20 Sick bay — 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… …

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