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sickening

adjective

: causing you to feel sick

: causing a strong feeling of disgust

of a sound : causing great concern especially because someone or something may have been badly harmed

Full Definition of SICKENING

:  causing sickness or disgust <a sickening odor> <a sickening display>
sick·en·ing·ly \-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of SICKENING

  1. a sickening display of selfishness
  2. We heard the squeal of brakes and a sickening thud.

First Known Use of SICKENING

1789
SICKENING Defined for Kids

sickening

adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsi-kə-niŋ\

Definition of SICKENING for Kids

:  causing sickness or disgust <a sickening smell>
sick·en·ing·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary

sickening

adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsik-(ə-)niŋ\

Medical Definition of SICKENING

:  causing sickness or nausea

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