Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

nauseant

[naw-zee-uh nt, -zhee-, -see-, -shee-]Medicine/Medical
adjective
  1. producing nausea.
Show More
noun
  1. a nauseant agent.
Show More

Origin of nauseant

1840–50; < Latin nauseant- (stem of nauseāns) present participle of nauseāre to be seasick. See nausea, -ant
Related formsan·ti·nau·se·ant, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nauseant

Historical Examples


Word Origin and History for nauseant

n.

1834, from Latin nauseant-, present participle stem of nauseare (see nauseate (v.)).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

nauseant in Medicine

nauseant

(nôzē-ənt, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē-)
adj.
  1. Inducing nausea or vomiting.
Show More
Related formsnause•ant n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.