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 stomach. [1913 Webster]

3. To impair; to weaken. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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