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Origin of nauseant
OTHER WORDS FROM nauseantan·ti·nau·se·ant, adjective, noun
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What does nauseant mean?
Nauseant means producing nausea—a feeling of sickness in your stomach, as if you might vomit.
People can experience nausea from food that has upset their stomach, from the side effects of medications, or from a number of other conditions that affect the stomach, such as seasickness, motion sickness, morning sickness, carsickness, and anxiety. The word nauseating is much more commonly used to describe such things.
Nauseant, on the other hand, is typically used in a medical context, such as to describe a medication or treatment that has nausea as a known side effect.
The word nauseant can also be as a noun in this context to refer to such medications or to other things that can cause nausea.
The word antinauseant can be used as a noun to refer to things like medications or other substances that are intended to relieve nausea, or as an adjective to describe such things.
Example: The patient has gastrointestinal issues, so I avoided prescribing any nauseants.
Where does nauseant come from?
The first records of the word nauseant come from the 1800s. It is ultimately thought to derive from the Greek nausíā, meaning “seasickness,” from naûs, meaning “ship” (the same root is the basis of the word nautical). The suffix -ant is used to form adjectives and nouns.
Nausea can be caused by very different things, including bad food, inner ear problems, and stress. However, describing something as nauseant or calling something a nauseant is almost always done in a medical context. Antinauseants are used to help people avoid nausea, such as during chemotherapy treatments.
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What are some other forms related to nauseant?
- antinauseant (noun, adjective)
- nausea (noun)
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How is nauseant used in real life?
The word nauseant is typically only used in a medical context.
Nausea gone. Anti-nauseants make me sleepy though. Moving on from ginger tea (bleh) to licorice-y throat formula tea. And possibly a nap.
— Brenda Gerritsma (@BrendaGerritsma) February 11, 2010
It is a cruel world that has horrible tasting anti-nauseant medication.
— digitrev, but like, subtly spookier somehow (@digitrev) September 23, 2013
I’m so sorry to hear that you’re another person so badly affected by nausea. Not even the anti-nauseants for chemo have helped him. It’s been a tough go nhecsays the nausea is worse than the chronic pain for him.
— Isabel Jordan (@seastarbatita) August 29, 2018
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Is nauseant used correctly in the following sentence?
Try to avoid consuming any nauseant substances.
Example sentences from the Web for nauseant
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
Cordite mingled with the raw, nauseant, revolting smell of scorched flesh and hair.Operation Lorelie|William P. Salton
Diaphoretic, nauseant, and emetic when warm; tonic when cold.
The influence of Antimony on the glandular organs is indirectly but powerfully intensified by its nauseant action.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
The nauseant action of squill, which is alluded to in connection with Anasarcin, is too well known to require more than a mention.