Definition of sicken verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sicken

     verb
    verb
    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
     
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  1. 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. 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
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