sick

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sick

1. inclined or likely to vomit
2. 
a. suffering from ill health
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3. 
a. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell
b. (in combination): sickbed
4. deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness
5. mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
6. an informal word for vomit
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The growth in sick-leave benefits could be the result of a stronger job market, rather than government mandates, but growth in sick-leave benefits, which are affected mandates, has been obvious.
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