sicken

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verb sick·en \ˈsi-kən\

Definition of sicken

sickened

sickening

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



SICKEN Defined for English Language Learners

sicken

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verb sick·en \ˈsi-kən\

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

sicken

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verb sick·en \ˈsi-kən\

Definition of sicken for Students

sickened

sickening

  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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