- to affect with nausea; sicken.
- to cause to feel extreme disgust: His vicious behavior toward the dogs nauseates me.
- to become affected with nausea.
Origin of nauseate
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Examples from the Web for nauseate
All of us have tasted or smelled certain foods or medicines that nauseate us.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
I abhor sin, I loathe and nauseate thereat; most of all at my own.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)
It works quicker and does not nauseate when the stomach is empty.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)
W. Grant Hague, M.D.
The heat and the smell and the surging motion began to nauseate Stella.Big Timber
Bertrand W. Sinclair
People who nauseate, if taken seriously, are used as the excuse for various farcical situations.
- (tr) to arouse feelings of disgust or revulsion in
- to feel or cause to feel sick
Word Origin and History for nauseate
1630s, "to feel sick, to become affected with nausea," from nauseat- past participle stem of Latin nauseare "to feel seasick, to vomit," also "to cause disgust," from nausea (see nausea). Related: Nauseated; nauseating; nauseatingly. In its early life it also had transitive senses of "to reject (food, etc.) with a feeling of nausea" (1640s) and "to create a loathing in, to cause nausea" (1650s). Careful writers use nauseated for "sick at the stomach" and reserve nauseous (q.v.) for "sickening to contemplate."
- To feel or cause to feel nausea.