Definition of sicken in English:

sicken

Syllabification: sick·en
Pronunciation: /ˈsikən
 
/

verb

1 [with object] Make (someone) feel disgusted or appalled: she was sickened by the bomb attack
More example sentences
  • Having been raised on a rural farm in Norfolk, and now living in Stratford it sickens me to see blood sport taking place.
  • What really sickens me is when people say that they can't afford to support a child, there are millions of people who would gladly take the child off your hands!
  • The idea of bombing innocent people sickens us, as it should any civilized nation.
Synonyms
cause to feel sick/nauseous, make sick, turn someone's stomach, revolt, disgust
informal make someone want to throw up, gross out
1.1 [no object] archaic Feel disgust or horror: he sickened at the thought
2 [no object] Become ill: Dawson sickened unexpectedly and died in 1916
More example sentences
  • People sicken and die unexpectedly, often just as the reader - like the writer - gets to know them.
  • How many hungered, sickened or died as a result?
  • Play on, Orsino tells his musicians about their love melodies, ‘that, surfeiting / The appetite may sicken, and so die.’
Synonyms
become ill, fall ill, be taken ill/sick, catch something

Definition of sicken in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
adjective
turned backwards