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sicken

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verb sick·en \ˈsi-kən\

Simple Definition of sicken

  • : to become sick or to cause (someone) to become sick

  • : to cause (someone) to feel disgusted or angry

Full Definition of sicken

sick·enedsick·en·ing play \ˈsi-kə-niŋ, ˈsik-niŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become sick

  3. 2 :  to become weary or satiated

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make sick

  6. 2 :  to cause revulsion in <their prejudice sickens me>

sick·en·er play \ˈsi-kə-nər, ˈsik-nər\ noun

Examples of sicken

  1. Many people sickened and died on the long voyage.

  2. The bacteria in the drinking water sickened the whole village.

  3. We were sickened by the reports of violence.



13th Century

First Known Use of sicken

13th century

Rhymes with sicken


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sicken

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transitive verb sick·en \ˈsik-ən\

Medical Definition of sicken

  1. :  to make sick

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to become sick






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