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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Verb sicken has 4 senses


sickenv. t. 
  •  To make sick; to disease.  [1913 Webster]
    "Raise this strength, and sicken that to death."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken the stomach.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To impair; to weaken.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
sickenv. i. 
  •  To become sick; to fall into disease.  [1913 Webster]
    "The judges that sat upon the jail, and those that attended, sickened upon it and died."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mine eyes did sicken at the sight."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To become disgusting or tedious.  [1913 Webster]
    "The toiling pleasure sickens into pain."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To become weak; to decay; to languish.  [1913 Webster]
    "All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink."  [1913 Webster]


sicken, v.
1 tr. affect with loathing or disgust.
2 intr. a (often foll. by for) show symptoms of illness (is sickening for measles). b (often foll. by at, or to + infin.) feel nausea or disgust (he sickened at the sight).
3 (as sickening adj.) a loathsome, disgusting. b colloq. very annoying.

sickeningly adv.



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




VB V, be ill, ail, suffer, labor under, be affected with, complain of, have, droop, flag, languish, halt, sicken, peak, pine, gasp, keep one's bed, feign sickness, lay by, lay up, take a disease, catch a disease, catch an infection, break out.


VB cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain, pain, hurt, wound, pinch, prick, gripe, pierce, lancinate, cut, hurt the feelings, wound the feelings, grate upon the feelings, grate upon the nerves, jar upon the feelings, wring the heart, pierce the heart, lacerate the heart, break the heart, rend the heart, make the heart bleed, tear the heart strings, rend the heart strings, draw tears from the eyes, sadden, make unhappy, plunge into sorrow, grieve, fash, afflict, distress, cut up, cut to the heart, displease, annoy, incommode, discompose, trouble, disquiet, faze, feaze, feeze, disturb, cross, perplex, molest, tease, tire, irk, vex, mortify, wherret, worry, plague, bother, pester, bore, pother, harass, harry, badger, heckle, bait, beset, infest, persecute, importune, wring, harrow, torment, torture, bullyrag, put to the rack, put to the question, break on the wheel, rack, scarify, cruciate, crucify, convulse, agonize, barb the dart, plant a dagger in the breast, plant a thorn in one's side, irritate, provoke, sting, nettle, try the patience, pique, fret, rile, tweak the nose, chafe, gall, sting to the quick, wound to the quick, cut to the quick, aggrieve, affront, enchafe, enrage, ruffle, sour the temper, give offense, maltreat, bite, snap at, assail, smite, sicken, disgust, revolt, nauseate, disenchant, repel, offend, shock, stink in the nostrils, go against the stomach, turn the stomach, make one sick, set the teeth on edge, go against the grain, grate on the ear, stick in one's throat, stick in one's gizzard, rankle, gnaw, corrode, horrify, appal, appall, freeze the blood, make the flesh creep, make the hair stand on end, make the blood curdle, make the blood run cold, make one shudder, haunt the memory, weigh on the heart, prey on the heart, weigh on the mind, prey on the mind, weigh on the spirits, prey on the spirits, bring one's gray hairs with sorrow to the grave, add a nail to one's coffin.


VB weary, tire, bore, bore to death, weary to death, tire to death, bore out of one's skull, bore out of one's life, weary out of one's life, tire out of one's life, bore out of all patience, weary out of all patience, wear out one's patience, tire out of all patience, set to sleep, send to sleep, buttonhole, pall, sicken, nauseate, disgust, harp on the same string, drag its slow length along, drag its weary length along, never hear the last of, be tired of, be sick of, be tired with, yawn, die with ennui, MEGO, my eyes glaze over.


VB mislike misrelish, dislike, disrelish, mind, object to, have rather not, would rather not, prefer not to, not care for, have a dislike for, conceive a dislike to, entertain a dislike for, take a dislike to, have an aversion to, have an aversion for, have no taste for, have no stomach for, shun, avoid, eschew, withdraw from, shrink from, recoil from, not be able to bear, not be able to abide, not be able to endure, shrug the shoulders at, shudder at, turn up the nose at, look askance at, make a mouth, make a wry face, make a grimace, make faces, loathe, nauseate, abominate, detest, abhor, hate, take amiss, have enough of, wish away, unwish cause dislike, excite dislike, disincline, repel, sicken, make sick, render sick, turn one's stomach, nauseate, wamble, disgust, shock, stink in the nostrils, go against the grain, go against the stomach, stick in the throat, make one's blood run cold, pall.


VB be unpalatable, sicken, disgust, nauseate, pall, turn the stomach.

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