from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or become sick. See Synonyms at disgust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make ill.
  • v. To become ill.
  • v. To fill with disgust or abhorrence.
  • v. To be filled with disgust or abhorrence.
  • v. To become disgusting or tedious.
  • v. To become weak; to decay; to languish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make sick; to disease.
  • transitive v. To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust.
  • transitive v. To impair; to weaken.
  • intransitive v. To become sick; to fall into disease.
  • intransitive v. To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.
  • intransitive v. To become disgusting or tedious.
  • intransitive v. To become weak; to decay; to languish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fall sick; fall into ill health; become ill: used of persons, animals, or plants: as, the fowl sickened; the vine sickened.
  • To experience a sickening sensation; feel nauseated or disgusted: as, to sicken at the sight of squalor.
  • To lose force or vitality; become weakened, impaired, or deteriorated: said of things (in technical use, especially of mercury: compare mortification, 1 ).
  • To make sick; bring into a disordered state or condition; affect with disease, or (more commonly) with some temporary disorder or indisposition, as nausea, vertigo, or languor: as, the bad odors sickened him.
  • To make mentally sick; cause to feel nauseating contempt or disgust. See sickening.
  • To make nauseatingly weary (of) or dissatisfied (with); cause a disgusted dislike in: with of: as, this sickened him of his bargain.
  • To bring into an unsettled or disordered state; impair; impoverish: said of things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. upset and make nauseated
  • v. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
  • v. make sick or ill
  • v. get sick


sick +‎ -en (Wiktionary)



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