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Definition of sickening adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1making you feel disgusted or shocked synonym repulsive She was the victim of a sickening attack. the sickening stench of burned flesh He described what had happened in sickening detail.
  2. 2 making you afraid that someone has been badly hurt or that something has been broken Her head hit the ground with a sickening thud. The truck hit a gully and gave a sickening lurch.
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sickening

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