What is the meaning of sickening?


  • Cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of.
    • usage: "The pornographic pictures sickened us"
  • Get sick.
    • usage: "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
  • Upset and make nauseated.
    • usage: "The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach"; "The mold on the food sickened the diners"
  • Make sick or ill.
    • usage: "This kind of food sickens me"


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APAWordNet. (2010). sickening. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/sickening/definitions/1183507
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