1 tr. affect with loathing or disgust.
2 intr. a (often foll. by for) show symptoms of illness (is sickening for measles). b (often foll. by at, or to + infin.) feel nausea or disgust (he sickened at the sight).
3 (as sickening adj.) a loathsome, disgusting. b colloq. very annoying.
sickeningly adv.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • Sicken — Sick en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sickened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sickening}.] 1. To make sick; to disease. [1913 Webster] Raise this strength, and sicken that to death. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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