verb sick·en \ˈsi-kən\

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

: to cause (someone) to feel disgusted or angry

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

Full Definition of SICKEN

intransitive verb
:  to become sick
:  to become weary or satiated
transitive verb
:  to make sick
:  to cause revulsion in <their prejudice sickens me>
sick·en·er \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.

First Known Use of SICKEN

13th century

Rhymes with SICKEN


transitive verb sick·en \ˈsik-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SICKEN

:  to make sick
intransitive verb
:  to become sick


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