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adjective sickening pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪk(ə)nɪŋ/
  1. 1
    something sickening is so unpleasant that it shocks or upsets you
    scenes of sickening violence
    1. a.
      used about something that makes you feel so nervous that you feel slightly ill
      For a sickening moment, his hand slipped on the rope.

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