• To make ill.
  • To become ill.
  • To fill with disgust or abhorrence.
  • To lower the standing of.
  • To be filled with disgust or abhorrence.
  • To become disgusting or tedious.
  • To become weak; to decay; to languish.


  • From Middle English sekenen, equivalent to sick + -en. Cognate with Danish sygne, Swedish sjukna, Norwegian sykne, Icelandic sj├║kna.

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