sicken
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈsɪkən/
Verb

sicken (sickens, present participle sickening; past and past participle sickened)

  1. (transitive) To make ill.
    The infection will sicken him until amputation is needed.
  2. (intransitive) To become ill.
    I will sicken if I don’t get some more exercise.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      The judges that sat upon the jail, and numbers of those that attended, […] sickened upon it and died.
  3. (transitive) To fill with disgust or abhorrence.
    His arrogant behaviour sickens me.
  4. (sports) To lower the standing of.
  5. (intransitive) To be filled with disgust or abhorrence.
  6. (intransitive) To become disgusting or tedious.
  7. (intransitive) To become weak; to decay; to languish.
Translations
  • Russian: заболева́ть



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