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English verb: sicken

1. sicken (emotion) cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of


SamplesThe pornographic pictures sickened us.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to sicken Sue


Synonymschurn up, disgust, nauseate, revolt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)repel, repulse


Narrower (hyponym)appal, appall, offend, outrage, scandalise, scandalize, shock

2. sicken (body) get sick


SamplesShe fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital.


Synonymscome down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Narrower (hyponym)canker, contract, get, take, wan

3. sicken (perception) upset and make nauseated


SamplesThe smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach.
The mold on the food sickened the diners.


Synonymsnauseate, turn one's stomach


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disgust, gross out, repel, revolt

4. sicken (body) make sick or ill


SamplesThis kind of food sickens me.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)harm


Narrower (hyponym)choke, gag









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