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Sickly


SICK'LY, adjective

1. Not healthy; somewhat affected with disease; or habitually indisposed; as a sickly person, or a sickly constitution; a sickly plant.

2. Producing disease extensively; marked with sickness; as a sickly time; a sickly autumn.

3. Tending to produce disease; as a sickly climate.

4. Faint; weak; languid. The moon grows sickly at the sight of day.

SICK'LY, verb transitive To make diseased.