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Definition of SICKEN

3 definitions found:

Sicken \Sick"en\, v. i.
     1. To become sick; to fall into disease.
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              The judges that sat upon the jail, and those that attended, sickened upon it and died.  --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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.    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To become disgusting or tedious.
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              The toiling pleasure sickens into pain. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

     4. To become weak; to decay; to languish.
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              All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sicken \Sick"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sickened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sickening}.]
     1. To make sick; to disease.
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              Raise this strength, and sicken that to death.
                                                    --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     2. To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken the stomach. [1913 Webster]

     3. To impair; to weaken. [Obs.] --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "sicken":
     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

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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