[naw-zee-uh nt, -zhee-, -see-, -shee-]Medicine/Medical
- producing nausea.
- a nauseant agent.
Origin of nauseant
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Examples from the Web for nauseant
Cordite mingled with the raw, nauseant, revolting smell of scorched flesh and hair.Operation Lorelie
William P. Salton
Now, no sedative or nauseant is known that does not lock up the natural secretions and thus lessen the digestive powers.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
Martha M. Allen
Diaphoretic, nauseant, and emetic when warm; tonic when cold.
By the operation of the Nauseant the violent action of the heart in high fever may be allayed.
The influence of Antimony on the glandular organs is indirectly but powerfully intensified by its nauseant action.
Word Origin and History for nauseant
1834, from Latin nauseant-, present participle stem of nauseare (see nauseate (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
(nô′zē-ənt, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē-)
- Inducing nausea or vomiting.
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