- 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 nauseated
The women were re-traumatized, not just wailing and crying, but nauseated.Crisis Group and Hillary Clinton Honor Women in Pursuit of Peace
December 18, 2011
Why did I wake up feeling so nauseated and dirty this morning?Dominique Strauss-Kahn Supporters' Paris Blues
May 18, 2011
Fear so great that it nauseated him, swept over him in waves; but he could not move.The Planetoid of Peril
The very thought of the half-cooked food sickened him––nauseated him.Once to Every Man
The odor that sickened and nauseated the exploring man was everywhere.
It was a sort of bread-fruit, but he was too nauseated to eat, and rejected it with disgust.
He wanted to act—had to act now—but his fear made him nauseated and weak.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
- (tr) to arouse feelings of disgust or revulsion in
- to feel or cause to feel sick
Word Origin and History for nauseated
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."
- Affected with nausea.
- To feel or cause to feel nausea.