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[sik-uh-ner] /ˈsɪk ə nər/
something that sickens or disgusts.
Origin of sickener
First recorded in 1800-10; sicken + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He has had such a sickener of the holy men that it will do you good to hear him talk.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • "On'y about a week—and this is a sickener," said Sandy disgustedly.

  • I have got over the whole thing, but it has been a sickener.

    Tiny Luttrell Ernest William Hornung
  • My dear old friend, it's when you come upon women of that kind you have a sickener.

  • In some families the mistress of the house will assist the cook; but she should have a sickener of that as soon as possible.

British Dictionary definitions for sickener


something that induces sickness or nausea
a bright red basidiomycetous fungus of either of two species of Russula, notably the poisonous R. emetica
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