Sicken

Definition of Sicken

Sick´en
v. t.1.To make sick; to disease.
[imp. & p. p. Sickened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sickening.]
Raise this strength, and sicken that to death.
- Prior.
2.To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken the stomach.
3.To impair; to weaken.
v. i.1.To become sick; to fall into disease.
The judges that sat upon the jail, and those that attended, sickened upon it and died.
- Bacon.
2.To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.
Mine eyes did sicken at the sight.
- Shak.
3.To become disgusting or tedious.
The toiling pleasure sickens into pain.
- Goldsmith.
4.To become weak; to decay; to languish.
All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink.
- Pope.

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