Definition for SICK'EN

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 satiated; to be filled to disgust. – Shak.
  3. To become disgusting or tedious. The toiling pleasure sickens into pain. – Goldsmith.
  4. To be disgusted; to be filled with aversion or abhorrence. He sickened at the sight of so much human misery.
  5. To become weak; to decay; to languish. Plants often sicken and die. All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink. – Pope.

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