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.

Origin: Sickened; Sickening.

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)

(01 Mar 1998)