nauseant

[ naw-zee-uh nt, -zhee-, -see-, -shee- ]
/ ˈnɔ zi ənt, -ʒi-, -si-, -ʃi- /
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adjective

producing nausea.

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for nauseant

nauseant


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for nauseant

nauseant

[ nôzē-ənt, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē- ]

adj.

Inducing nausea or vomiting.
Related formsnause•ant n.
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