[ US /ˈsɪkən/ ]
[ UK /sˈɪkən/ ]
  1. make sick or ill
    This kind of food sickens me
  2. get sick
    She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital
  3. upset and make nauseated
    The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
    The mold on the food sickened the diners
  4. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    The pornographic pictures sickened us
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How To Use sicken In A Sentence

  • I compassionated him, and sometimes felt a wish to console him; but when I looked upon him, when I saw the filthy mass that moved and talked, my heart sickened, and my feelings were altered to those of horror and hatred. Chapter 17
  • Now the inclusion of this is a real sickener. Times, Sunday Times
  • One of his idiosyncrasies was a faith in coffee as a panacea; and I heard that while sickening he deluged himself with that beverage, to what profit let physicians say. From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
  • There was a sickening lurch; immediate survival seemed more crucial than a putative riot.
  • There was a sickening lurch as my chute opened and my harness tightened round me so that I could hardly breathe.
  • He finally sickened of the endless round of parties and idle conversation.
  • Taboula, a parsley, tomato, onion and burghul - or cracked wheat - salad was drenched in the most sickening oil.
  • If this arrangement is disturbed, the body sickens; if it is sufficiently upset, the body dies.
  • The very fact that people are willing to accept this in their daily lives kind of sickens me.
  • He hit the floor with a sickening thud.
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