to make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
Origin of sickenMiddle English sekenen
verbsick·ened, sick·en·ing, sick·ens
tr. & intr.v.
To make or become sick. See Synonyms at disgust.
(third-person singular simple present sickens, present participle sickening, simple past and past participle sickened)
- To make ill.
- The infection will sicken him until amputation is needed.
- (intransitive) To become ill.
- I will sicken if I don't get some more exercise.
- To fill with disgust or abhorrence.
- His arrogant behaviour sickens me.
- (intransitive) To be filled with disgust or abhorrence.
- (intransitive) To become disgusting or tedious.
- (intransitive) To become weak; to decay; to languish.
From sick +"Ž -en.