Sickening
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]


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  • sickening — (adj.) causing revulsion, 1789, from prp. of SICKEN (Cf. sicken). Related: Sickeningly …   Etymology dictionary

  • sickening — [adj] disgusting, awful diseased, distasteful, foul, gross*, icky*, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, offensive, putrid, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, stinking, stomach turning, tainted; concepts 529,571 Ant. delightful …   New thesaurus

  • sickening — [sik′əniŋ] adj. 1. causing sickness or nausea 2. disgusting or revolting sickeningly adv …   English World dictionary

  • sickening — sick|en|ing [ˈsıkənıŋ, ˈsıknıŋ] adj 1.) very shocking, annoying, or upsetting = ↑disgusting ▪ Police described it as a sickening racial attack. ▪ their sickening hypocrisy it is sickening that ▪ It is sickening that human beings have done this to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sickening — adjective 1 very shocking, annoying, or upsetting; disgusting: Local police said it was one of the most sickening attacks they had come across. | their sickening hypocrisy 2 a sickening thud/crash an unpleasant sound that makes you think someone… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sickening — adj. sickening to + inf. (it was sickening to watch them bicker constantly) * * * [ sɪkənɪŋ] sickening to + inf. (it was sickening to watch them bicker constantly) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sickening — UK [ˈsɪk(ə)nɪŋ] / US [ˈsɪkənɪŋ] adjective 1) a) something sickening is so unpleasant that it shocks or upsets you scenes of sickening violence b) used about something that makes you feel so nervous that you feel slightly ill For a sickening… …   English dictionary

  • sickening — sick|en|ing [ sıkənıŋ ] adjective something sickening is so unpleasant that it shocks or upsets you: scenes of sickening violence a. used about something that makes you feel so nervous that you feel slightly sick: For a sickening moment, his hand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sickening — [[t]sɪ̱kənɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED You describe something as sickening when it gives you feelings of horror or disgust, or makes you feel sick in your stomach. This was a sickening attack on a pregnant and defenceless woman... He described the Foreign… …   English dictionary

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