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Definition 1: get sick - [verb of body]

Samples where sicken or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital

Synonyms for sicken in the sense of this definition

(sicken is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(... is a kind of sicken ) become pale and sickly

(... is a kind of sicken ) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

"He got AIDS" "She came down with pneumonia" "She took a chill"

(... is a kind of sicken ) become infected with a canker

Definition 2: make sick or ill - [verb of body]

Samples where sicken or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This kind of food sickens me

(sicken is a kind of ...) cause or do harm to

"These pills won't harm your system"

(... is a kind of sicken ) cause to retch or choke

Definition 3: cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where sicken or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pornographic pictures sickened us

Synonyms for sicken in the sense of this definition

(sicken is a kind of ...) be repellent to; cause aversion in

(... is a kind of sicken ) strike with disgust or revulsion

"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

Definition 4: upset and make nauseated - [verb of perception]

Samples where sicken or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
  • The mold on the food sickened the diners

Synonyms for sicken in the sense of this definition

(sicken is a kind of ...) fill with distaste

"This spoilt food disgusts me"

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