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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sicken

sickenedsickening 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>

sickener play \ˈsi-kə-nər, ˈsik-nər\ noun

Examples of sicken in a sentence

  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



SICKEN Defined for Kids

sicken

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verb sick·en \ˈsi-kən\

Definition of sicken for Students

sickenedsickening

  1. 1 :  to make or become sick or ill <Many of the colonists sickened on the long voyage.>

  2. 2 :  to cause to feel disgusted or angry <We were sickened by his cruelty.>




Medical Dictionary

sicken

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verb sick·en \ˈsik-ən\

Medical Definition of sicken

  1. :  to make sick

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to become sick





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