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
The value of Ackman's now $1.1 billion stake started to fall Tuesday, as investors worried that the news of sickened Chipotle customers in Sterling, Va., would dissuade other consumers from visiting the Mexican food chain.
Though norovirus cases aren't rare -- about 20 million Americans are sickened each year -- the feeling of deja vu on Tuesday was enough to throw the stock into another rout.
The outbreaks mark the first since 1992 in which multiple Alaskans were sickened by walrus, according to state and federal epidemiologists.
The way prosecutors have to tap-dance around the law just to get any type of justice is sickening.
Fullerton’s mother, whose name was not disclosed, was also sickened after cleaning the yard, but has recovered, Fox 13 reported.
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.
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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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