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sicken

[sik-uh n] /ˈsɪk ən/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or become sick.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English seknen, sicnen; cognate with Old Norse sjūkna. See sick1, -en1
Related forms
resicken, verb
unsickened, adjective
Synonyms
repulse, revolt, disgust, upset.
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sicken

/ˈsɪkən/
verb
1.
to make or become sick, nauseated, or disgusted
2.
(intransitive) often foll by for. to show symptoms (of an illness)
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Word Origin and History for re sicken
sicken
c.1200, "to become sick," originally the verb was simply sick (c.1150), from sick (adj.). Transf. sense of "to make sick" is recorded from 1694.
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