- causing sickness of the stomach; nauseous.
- such as to cause contempt, disgust, loathing, etc.: I had to listen to the whole nauseating story.
Origin of nauseating
- 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 nauseating
A basic fact will remain: The bias, whatever its components, is nauseating.Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong
September 18, 2014
There was, instead, a nauseating excursion into base and sad fantasies.How Hollywood’s Most Realistic Sex Scenes Were Made: ‘Don’t Look Now’ to ‘Nymphomaniac’
March 24, 2014
Historically, migraines were labeled a hysterical female condition, characterized by throbbing, one-sided, nauseating pain.Why Everything from Frigid Temperatures to Lightning Can Induce Migraines
January 8, 2014
He was trapped because things you had to say to defend the indefensible are nauseating and atrocious things.Linda Hirshman on America’s Gay-Rights Victory
June 23, 2012
Suddenly, national media were again converging on Virginia Tech, invoking for many the painful and nauseating memories of 2007.Former Virginia Tech Professor: The Rising Toll of America's Gun Culture
December 9, 2011
I can talk shop with you without either shocking or nauseating you.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
“A nauseating mess, no doubt,” carelessly remarked the land baron.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
The taste of it came on his lips, nauseating and corrosive like some kinds of poison.Victory
The very idea of drinking such filth is nauseating in the extreme.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
The thick, salty taste persisted in his mouth, nauseating him.Mountain Blood
- (tr) to arouse feelings of disgust or revulsion in
- to feel or cause to feel sick
Word Origin and History for nauseating
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."
nauseate(nô′zē-āt′, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē-)
- To feel or cause to feel nausea.