verb (used with object), nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing.
verb (used without object), nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing.
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What does nauseate mean?
To nauseate means to cause nausea—a feeling of sickness in your stomach, as if you might vomit.
The adjective nauseating means causing nausea (nauseous can also be used to mean this, but that’s much less common).
The word nausea can also be used in a figurative way meaning a feeling of disgust, revulsion, or repulsion, and nauseate can mean to make someone feel this, meaning the same thing as the verb disgust, as in Their cruelty nauseates me.
Much less commonly, nauseate can mean to become nauseous, as in I nauseate whenever I ride a rollercoaster.
Example: I’m not sure what nauseated me more—the disgusting food or the server’s disgusting comments.
Where does nauseate come from?
The first records of the word nauseate come from the 1600s. It is thought to ultimately derive from the Greek nausíā, meaning “seasickness,” from naûs, meaning “ship” (the same root is the basis of the word nautical).
People can be nauseated by seasickness and many other conditions that affect the stomach, such as motion sickness, morning sickness, carsickness, anxiety, or from the side effects of medications. People are often nauseated by something they ate. When you’re nauseous, the very thought of eating can nauseate you even more. The figurative use of nauseate is also very common—it’s usually reserved for someone or something that really disgusts the speaker, especially by being immoral in some way.
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How is nauseate used in real life?
Nauseate is commonly used in both literal and figurative ways.
@CBCebulski New York cab rides tend to nauseate me as well. Hope she held in there.
— Joshua L. A. Jones (@JLAJones) July 1, 2009
Scented trash bags absolutely nauseate me every time 😔 who’s idea was that
— yoongis queer vans ⁷-ᴮᴱ (@hoshikicola) October 24, 2020
I am nauseated by these millionaire politicians giving tons of money to big corporations and their donors but haggling over providing everyday citizens $1,200 in relief. It sickens me.
— Mike Labonte (@MikeLabonte2) October 21, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for nauseate
Attack ads nauseate Cory Booker, Pelosi predicts a dead-even election, and more.Cory Booker on ‘Nauseating’ Attack Ads & More Sunday Talk (Video)|The Daily Beast Video|May 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the dryest, the largest, the best of them there is everything to debase the manhood and nauseate the soul.
Actually I was under the impression that sweet lemonade would nauseate a grown man, if taken so soon after dinner.I Walked in Arden|Jack Crawford
The recollection alone was almost enough to nauseate him, and he always had ridden a wide circle at the first whiff.'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart
Any thing affected or imitated is apt to nauseate when contrasted with the genuine and natural.The Hindoos as they Are|Shib Chunder Bose
Will nauseate some persons, but the reaction from the temporary depression is prompt.