[naw-zee-uh nt, -zhee-, -see-, -shee-]Medicine/Medical
  1. a nauseant agent.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for nauseant

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

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nauseant in Medicine


[nôzē-ənt, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē-]
  1. Inducing nausea or vomiting.
Related formsnause•ant n.
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