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Meaning of SICKEN

Pronunciation:  'sikun

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

SICKEN is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken
       the stomach.
    3. To impair; to weaken. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \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
             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.