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sicken

Verb

1 cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us" [syn: disgust, revolt, nauseate, churn up]
2 get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital" [syn: come down]
3 upset and make nauseated; "The smell of the foood turned the pregnant woman's stomach"; "The mold ont he food sickened the diners" [syn: nauseate, turn one's stomach]
4 make sick or ill; "This kind of food sickens me"

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English

Etymology

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To make ill.
    The infection will sicken him until amputation is needed.
  2. To become ill.
    I will sicken if I don’t get some more exercise.

Translations

  • French: rendre malade, tomber malade

Swedish

Pronoun

sicken, sicket, sicka/sickna
  1. what a; expresses a (often strong) feeling such as surprise, disappointment; liking, disliking
    Sicken dag!
    What a day!

Synonyms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

OD, affect, afflict, appall, be brought down, be felled, be struck down, be traumatized, break out, catch, catch cold, collapse, come down with, contract, debilitate, degenerate, derange, deteriorate, devitalize, disable, disgust, disimprove, disorder, enervate, enfeeble, erupt, fail, fall back, fever, get, get worse, give offense, go into shock, gross out, grow worse, horrify, hospitalize, incapacitate, indispose, invalid, lay up, let down, nauseate, offend, overdose, put off, put out, reduce, regress, relapse, reluct, repel, repulse, retrograde, retrogress, revolt, run a temperature, shock, slacken, slip back, take, take ill, turn, turn the stomach, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weaken, worsen
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