- 1[transitive] sicken somebody to make somebody feel very shocked and angry synonym disgust The public is becoming sickened by these pictures of violence and death.
- 2[intransitive] to become ill/sick (old-fashioned) The baby sickened and died before his first birthday. (British English) Faye hasn't eaten all day—she must be sickening for something. See related entries: Being ill
BrE BrE//ˈsɪkən//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkən//(British English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sicken
BrE BrE//ˈsɪkən//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkən//he / she / it sickens
BrE BrE//ˈsɪkənz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkənz//past simple sickened
BrE BrE//ˈsɪkənd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkənd//past participle sickened
BrE BrE//ˈsɪkənd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkənd//-ing form sickening
BrE BrE//ˈsɪkənɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkənɪŋ//Being ill