Synonyms for sicken

Grammar : Verb
Spell : sik-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɪk ən

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Définition of sicken

Origin :
  • c.1200, "to become ill," from sick (adj.) + -en (1). Transitive sense of "to make sick" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Sickened; sickening. The earlier verb was simply sick (Old English seocan) "to be ill, fall ill."
  • verb revolt, make ill
Example sentences :
  • He was strangely reticent; my news seemed to benumb and sicken him.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • His brutality had made the delicacy in her crouch and sicken.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • It was less invective than scornful, and scorn that seemed to sicken her as she spoke it.
  • Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
  • That trace of effluvia which in force could sicken a Terran, was his guide.
  • Extract from : « Storm Over Warlock » by Andre Norton
  • I saw enough of these, even in the best, to sicken me with mankind.
  • Extract from : « Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories » by T. S. Arthur
  • They sicken, and grow feeble with age, and finally die, as we do.
  • Extract from : « Minnie's Pet Parrot » by Madeline Leslie
  • There were poisons so subtle that to know their properties one had to sicken of them.
  • Extract from : « The Picture of Dorian Gray » by Oscar Wilde
  • All this gilded elegance of the court, all these intrigues, sicken me.
  • Extract from : « Ten Years Later » by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Shut up under the stifling roof of a khan, you will sicken and die.
  • Extract from : « Stories of Animal Sagacity » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • You sicken me with a doubt about the wife I loved—Who are you?
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1919 » by Various

Antonyms for sicken

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