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"sicken" in British English

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sickenverb

uk   us   /ˈsɪk.ən/
  • sicken verb (ILL)

[I] to ​becomeill: literary The ​child sickened and ​died.UK "You ​lookfeverish. Are you sickening for (= about to ​becomeill with) something?"
(Definition of sicken from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sicken" in American English

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sickenverb

 us   /ˈsɪk·ən/
  • sicken verb (BECOME ILL)

[I] to ​becomesick: The ​animals sickened and ​died.
  • sicken verb (CAUSE TO FEEL BAD)

[T] to ​cause someone to ​experienceunpleasantfeelings such as ​shock and ​anger: I was sickened by the ​attitude of ​people who could take ​enjoyment in the building’s ​destruction.
(Definition of sicken from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sicken”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有病的, 生病,得病…
in Turkish tiksindirmek, iğrendirmek, nefret ettirmek…
in Russian внушать отвращение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有病的, 生病,得病…
in Polish napawać obrzydzeniem…
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