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Definition of the verb sicken

What does sicken mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sickened | sickening | sickens

  1. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
  2. get sick
  3. upset and make nauseated
  4. make sick or ill
    • example: This kind of food sickens me
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic word: harm = cause or do harm to
    • more specific words: choke / gag = cause to retch or choke

Alternative definition of the verb sicken

verb

  1. [transitive] To make ill.
  2. [intransitive] To become ill.

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2002)

5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

annoy; bore; discourage; disgust; exasperate; exhaust; fatigue; irk; irritate; sicken; tire; wear out; weary.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

To sicken; to take a disease. Not in use. A little time before Our great grandsire Edward sick'd and died. Shakspeare, Hen. IV. Pope.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

To sicken; to take a disease. Not in use. A little time before Our great grandsire Edward sick'd and died. Shakspeare, Hen. IV. To Si"ckEN. v. a. [from sick.] 1. To make sick; to disease. Why should one earth, one clime, one stream, one breath, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

sicken (sik'n) , v.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: A-J (2003)

by Jack Rabin

On August 6, 1998, the 53rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, activists Daniel Sicken and Sachio Ko-Yin entered a nuclear silo in Weld County, Colorado. Sicken and Ko-Yin poured blood and stenciled a broken rifle, the ...

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

sicken (sik'n), v. [= Icel. Sjukma = Sw. just = Dan.sygne, become sick; as sickl -H ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1890)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney

sicken (sik'n), ".. [= Icel. Sjukna = Sw. just = Dan. Sygne, become sick; as sickl + ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

*reveal, disclose, discover, betray disgust vb Disgust, sicken, nauseate are comparable when meaning to arouse an extreme distaste in. Disgust implies a stomach that is revolted by food offered or taken; in its extended use it ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sicken:

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Sicken Meaning

Video shows what sicken means. To make ill.. To become ill.. To fill with disgust or abhorrence.. Sicken Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

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They sicken of the calm that know the storm. (Dorothy Parker)
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Scrabble value of S1I1C3K5E1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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