Definition for sickening (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of sicken
Examples from the Web for sickening
Hot orange flames leap into the sky bringing with them the sickening, inescapable stench of death.
Lack of elaboration is a virus that continually infects the book, sometimes having a sickening effect on the reader.
By then he was blue in the face, a sickening color, like an old hematoma.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They absolutely must boycott this absurd, insane, sickening, repulsive, shameful, and at the same time shame-less circus.
As Gawain rides along the bank of a creek, he hears this sickening sound ringing from above.Historical Fiction: A Conversation Between Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau|Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fear was gone from her; weakness remained; a horrible, sickening weakness, but no fear.Joyce of the North Woods|Harriet T. Comstock
A sickening giddiness came over the two Earthians, for there were no devices to produce artificial gravity here.The Revolt of the Star Men|Raymond Gallun
The writing of a letter to Dahlia had previously been attempted and abandoned as a sickening task.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
From slimy sand-bags and wet ruins came the sickening stench of human corruption.Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs
First, the sickening disgust without which they cannot witness the act of expectoration performed before their faces.
British Dictionary definitions for sickening (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sickening (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for sickening (1 of 2)
"falling sick," 1725; "causing revulsion, disgust, or nausea," 1789, present participle adjective from sicken. Related: Sickeningly.