sickening

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adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsi-kə-niŋ, ˈsik-niŋ\

Definition of sickening

  1. :  causing sickness or disgust a sickening odor a sickening display

sickeningly

play \ˈsi-kə-niŋ-lē, ˈsik-niŋ-\ adverb

Examples of sickening in a sentence

  1. a sickening display of selfishness

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

1789

First Known Use of sickening

1789



SICKENING Defined for English Language Learners

sickening

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adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsi-kə-niŋ, ˈsik-niŋ\

Definition of sickening for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SICKENING Defined for Kids

sickening

adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsi-kə-niŋ\

Definition of sickening for Students

  1. :  causing sickness or disgust a sickening smell

sickeningly

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Medical Dictionary

sickening

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adjective sick·en·ing \ˈsik-(ə-)niŋ\

Medical Definition of sickening

  1. :  causing sickness or nausea



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