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sicken

[ sik-uhn ]
/ ˈsɪk ən /
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verb (used with or without object)

to make or become sick.

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Origin of sicken

1150–1200; Middle English seknen, sicnen; cognate with Old Norse sjūkna.See sick1, -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM sicken

re·sick·en, verbun·sick·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sicken

sicken
/ (ˈsɪkən) /

verb

to make or become sick, nauseated, or disgusted
(intr often foll by for) to show symptoms (of an illness)
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