[ naw-zee-eyt, -zhee-, -see-, -shee- ]
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verb (used with object),nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing.
  1. to affect with nausea; sicken 1: The overwhelming smell of boiled cabbage nauseated them.

  2. to cause to feel extreme disgust: His vicious behavior toward the dogs nauseates me.

verb (used without object),nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing.
  1. to become affected with nausea.

Origin of nauseate

First recorded in 1630–40, nauseate is from the Latin word nauseātus (past participle of nauseāre “to be seasick”). See nausea, -ate1

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Words Nearby nauseate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for nauseate


/ (ˈnɔːzɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) /

  1. (tr) to arouse feelings of disgust or revulsion in

  2. to feel or cause to feel sick

Derived forms of nauseate

  • nauseating, adjective
  • nauseation, noun
  • nauseatingly, adverb

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