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
Even just a small amount of powdered fentanyl can sicken police officers who come in contact with it during an arrest.
WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/2rj9CLJ ) reports the 9-year-old girl was sickened in the pool area Monday at the La Quinta Inn and Suites.
Officials say the drug that sickened him, carfentanil, is being used by dealers to help stretch their heroin supplies.
A botulism outbreak has killed one man and sickened nine other people who ate nacho cheese sauce contaminated with the toxic bacterial protein.
A 2015 E. coli outbreak sickened 60 people in 14 states, including 13 people in Oregon and 27 people in Washington, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
The United Kingdom’s Vegetarian Society called the practice sickening and demanded it be stopped.
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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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