Examples of sicken in a Sentence
Many people sickened and died on the long voyage.
The bacteria in the drinking water sickened the whole village.
We were sickened by the reports of violence.
Recent Examples of sicken from the Web
Once the original pump was fixed and new water began to flow into the pool, the chemically saturated mixture created the gaseous cloud responsible for sickening the children.
Cadden was head of the New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts pharmacy that produced contaminated steroids that sickened 758 patients in 23 states, killing 76 of them.
Proponents have framed the legislation as a chance for Americans to take personal responsibility for their health, while opponents have decried its potential to sicken and kill many of our most vulnerable citizens.
This delusional grab for attention and five minutes of fame is sickening.
A consequence of the funding shortage is that the U.N. also lacks the money to compensate the more than 800,000 who have been sickened by cholera and more than 9,000 killed by it, and their families and communities.
No cases have been reported in the Charlotte area, and sickened dogs usually recover from the flu.
Sacramento County health officials traced the illness to a gas station in Walnut Grove, where the victims were sickened after eating nacho cheese sauce from a dispenser.
Even just a small amount of powdered fentanyl can sicken police officers who come in contact with it during an arrest.
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First Known Use of sicken
SICKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sicken for English Language Learners
: to become sick or to cause (someone) to become sick
: to cause (someone) to feel disgusted or angry
SICKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of sicken for Students
1 : to make or become sick or ill Many of the colonists sickened on the long voyage.
2 : to cause to feel disgusted or angry We were sickened by his cruelty.
Medical Definition of sicken
: to make sick
intransitive verb: to become sick
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