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verb as in revolt, make ill

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Some forms of blue-green algae produce toxins that can sicken humans or animals that consume them in drinking water.

Since the pandemic reached the United States last winter, first responders have been transporting people sickened with the coronavirus to the hospital, entering infected homes with only the protection of masks and their own immune system.

In Marion County, Ohio, where an outbreak sickened more than 80 percent of inmates and 160 staff by the end of April, health officials traced around half of the county’s 112 cases outside of the prison back to it.

Barron praised his staff members, who have weathered unprecedented pressure and coronavirus outbreaks that have sickened at least 34 election employees.

It hijacks your cells to do this—and that’s how it sickens you, by forcing your cells to make new viruses instead of what they should be doing.

Or because the series of unfortunate events that we call old age tends to find and sicken the elderly?

And, to do Robinson justice, this last thought made his heart sicken and his flesh creep more than all the rest.

His colour sicken'd more and more,He faded into age; And then his enemies beganTo show their deadly rage.

When love begins to sicken and decay / It useth an enforced ceremony.

Invader and victim lie in the same grave, burn in the same heap; they sicken while they work, and the pestilence spreads.

Hev ye ever tried ter raise a young hawk in a bird-cage, an' watched hit sicken an' die?


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On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sicken, such as: affect, afflict, disgust, nauseate, offend, and repel.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.