"I am sick". How many interpretations do you think this sentence has?
1. ill with any range of illnesses
2. ill with nausea (a.k.a. being sick)
3. having a macabre sense of humour (sick jokes)
4 "I am sick of it" just means being fed up about some issue or other ..

why do you ask?
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Because I tought it meant mentally ill, too.
It does.

It is one of those words with a multiplicity of meanings and connotations.