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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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