- 1 [with object] Make (someone) feel disgusted or appalled: she was sickened by the bomb attackMore 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.
- 2 [no object] Become ill: Dawson sickened unexpectedly and died in 1916More 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.’
- 2.1 (sicken for) Begin to show symptoms of (a particular illness): I hope I’m not sickening for a coldMore example sentencesSynonyms