Definitions for: Sicken


[v] get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
[v] make sick or ill; "This kind of food sickens me"
[v] cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
[v] upset and make nauseated; "The smell of the foood turned the pregnant woman's stomach"; "The mold ont he food sickened the diners"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sick"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sickened; p. pr. & vb.
n. Sickening.]
1. To make sick; to disease.

Raise this strength, and sicken that to death.
--Prior.

2. To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken
the stomach.

3. To impair; to weaken. [Obs.] --Shak.


Sick"en, v. i.
1. To become sick; to fall into disease.

The judges that sat upon the jail, and those that
attended, sickened upon it and died. --Bacon.

2. To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to
be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or
satiated.

Mine eyes did sicken at the sight. --Shak.



3. To become disgusting or tedious.

The toiling pleasure sickens into pain. --Goldsmith.

4. To become weak; to decay; to languish.

All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink. --Pope.

Synonyms: churn up, come down, disgust, nauseate, nauseate, revolt, turn one's stomach

See Also: appal, appall, canker, choke, contract, decline, disgust, gag, get, harm, offend, outrage, repel, repel, repulse, revolt, scandalise, scandalize, shock, take, wan, worsen

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