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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    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]

2. 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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3. 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.
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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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Thesaurus Results for sickening:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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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