sicken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sick +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sicken (third-person singular simple present sickens, present participle sickening, simple past and past participle sickened)

  1. (transitive) To make ill.
    The infection will sicken him until amputation is needed.
  2. (intransitive) To become ill.
    I will sicken if I don’t get some more exercise.
    • Francis Bacon
      The judges that sat upon the jail, and those that attended, sickened upon it and died.
  3. (transitive) To fill with disgust or abhorrence.
    His arrogant behaviour sickens me.
  4. (intransitive) To be filled with disgust or abhorrence.
    • Shakespeare
      Mine eyes did sicken at the sight.
  5. (intransitive) To become disgusting or tedious.
    • Goldsmith
      The toiling pleasure sickens into pain.
  6. (intransitive) To become weak; to decay; to languish.
    • Alexander Pope
      All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink.

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Swedish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sicken, sicket, sicka/sickna

  1. (colloquial) what a; expresses a (often strong) feeling such as surprise, disappointment; liking, disliking
    Sicken dag!
    What a day!

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