verb (used with or without object)
Origin of sicken
Examples from the Web for sicken
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|DAILY BEAST
They say those soldiers who sicken and tremble when going into the fight often make the bravest heroes.Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
Unless you sicken and die to some purpose, why such an ado about it?The Last Harvest|John Burroughs
I fear I think most of the dreadful names that redden and sicken us.One of Our Conquerors, Complete|George Meredith
c.1200, "to become ill," from sick (adj.) + -en (1). Transitive sense of "to make sick" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Sickened; sickening. The earlier verb was simply sick (Old English seocan) "to be ill, fall ill."