to make or become sick.
to cause or experience disgust, outrage, or loathing.
- re·sick·en, verb
- un·sick·ened, adjective
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How to use sicken in a sentence
Some forms of blue-green algae produce toxins that can sicken humans or animals that consume them in drinking water.Fish blood could hold the answer to safer de-icing solutions during snowstorms | By Monika Bleszynski/The Conversation | February 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
Since the pandemic reached the United States last winter, first responders have been transporting people sickened with the coronavirus to the hospital, entering infected homes with only the protection of masks and their own immune system.Firefighter who nearly died of covid begs front-line workers: ‘Please, get the shots’ | Katie Mettler | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
In Marion County, Ohio, where an outbreak sickened more than 80 percent of inmates and 160 staff by the end of April, health officials traced around half of the county’s 112 cases outside of the prison back to it.
Barron praised his staff members, who have weathered unprecedented pressure and coronavirus outbreaks that have sickened at least 34 election employees.Pair of Georgia runoff races are razor close with U.S. Senate control at stake | Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, John Wagner, Paulina Firozi, Amy B Wang | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
It hijacks your cells to do this—and that’s how it sickens you, by forcing your cells to make new viruses instead of what they should be doing.Vaccines Are the Safest Medical Procedure We Have. Make Your Wager Wisely - Facts So Romantic | Stuart Firestein | December 29, 2020 | Nautilus
Or because the series of unfortunate events that we call old age tends to find and sicken the elderly?Barbara Walters Hit With Chicken Pox—a Rare Malady Among Octogenarians | Kent Sepkowitz | January 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, to do Robinson justice, this last thought made his heart sicken and his flesh creep more than all the rest.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
His colour sicken'd more and more,He faded into age; And then his enemies beganTo show their deadly rage.The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
When love begins to sicken and decay / It useth an enforced ceremony.
Invader and victim lie in the same grave, burn in the same heap; they sicken while they work, and the pestilence spreads.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
Hev ye ever tried ter raise a young hawk in a bird-cage, an' watched hit sicken an' die?The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for sicken
to make or become sick, nauseated, or disgusted
(intr often foll by for) to show symptoms (of an illness)
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