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peaked adj
1 somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work" [syn: ailing, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the weather]
2 having or rising to a peak; "the peaked ceiling"; "the island's peaked hills"

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  • , /piːkt/, /pi:kt/ or , /ˈpiːkɪd/, /"pi:kId/
    Rhymes: -iːkt, -iːkɪd


  1. Having a peak or peaks.
    • The wizard wore a peaked cap.
  2. Sickly-looking, peaky.
    • 2000, Toshio Mori and Lawson Fusao Inada, Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori, p. 149,
      She looked peaked and tired ever since he had volunteered for the army.
    • 2001, Fred C. Feddeck, Hale Men of Fordham: Hail!, p. 17,
      While Nixon looked peaked throughout the debate, Kennedy looked like a poised diplomat oozing confidence.
    • 2004, Don Ecker, Past Sins, p. 276,
      Peck looked peaked to Williams. He was pale and appeared to be breathing in shallow gasps.

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