Sick"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sickened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sickening.]

1.

To make sick; to disease.

Raise this strength, and sicken that to death. Prior.

2.

To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken the stomach.

3.

To impair; to weaken.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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Sick"en, v. i.

1.

To become sick; to fall into disease.

The judges that sat upon the jail, and those that attended, sickened upon it and died. Bacon.

2.

To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.

Mine eyes did sicken at the sight. Shak.

3.

To become disgusting or tedious.

The toiling pleasure sickens into pain. Goldsmith.

4.

To become weak; to decay; to languish.

All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink. Pope.

 

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