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4 definitions found
 for sickening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sickening \Sick"en*ing\, a.
     Causing sickness; specif., causing surfeit or disgust;
     nauseating. -- Sick"en*ing*ly, adv.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sicken \Sick"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sickened; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Sickening.]
     1. To make sick; to disease.
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              Raise this strength, and sicken that to death.
                                                    --Prior.
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     2. To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken
        the stomach.
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     3. To impair; to weaken. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sickening
      adj 1: causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell";
             "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn:
             nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy,
             loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "sickening":
     abhorrent, abominable, bad, barfy, base, beastly, below contempt,
     beneath contempt, brackish, cloying, contemptible, crude,
     despicable, detestable, disgusting, execrable, fetid, forbidding,
     foul, fulsome, gross, hateful, heinous, high, icky, ignoble,
     loathsome, maggoty, malodorous, mawkish, mephitic, miasmal,
     miasmic, nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious,
     objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, overripe,
     poisonous, rancid, rank, rebarbative, repellent, repugnant,
     repulsive, revolting, rotten, spoiled, stinking, vile, vomity,
     weevily, yucky
  
  

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