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  1. affected with nausea; nauseous:

    The bumpy plane ride made me very nauseated.

  2. filled with disgust:

    I feel nauseated when I read about corruption in city government.

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  • un·nause·ated adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nauseated1

First recorded in 1650–1660, for an earlier sense; nauseat(e) ( def ) + -ed 2( def )

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Example Sentences

When pro golfer Rocco Mediate heard the news that Tiger Woods was involved in a single-vehicle car accident in South California on Tuesday morning—and then saw the horrific images of the damage—he grew nauseated.

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You would not really become nauseated by looking at pictures of a new baby relative.

The most unfortunate times were long transits tossing about in heavy swells, which made for a particularly nauseated cruise.

Susan Lakes, a participant in the Pfizer trial who felt fatigued, achy and nauseated after her second shot, said she was back to normal in even less time.

Peter said she felt nauseated hearing Potts, known for her strength, in tears.

I still felt nauseated 24 hours a day, but I was no longer desperate.

And recounts a visit to Davos where he became nauseated—actually nauseated!

The women were re-traumatized, not just wailing and crying, but nauseated.

Why did I wake up feeling so nauseated and dirty this morning?

A number of the victors who are now eating themselves in behind our positions profess to be absolutely nauseated with it.

What is a Villa Adolphini where you get nauseated if you go six times round the lawn?

In the imminent expectancy of death, the very thought of eating had nauseated him the moment before.

Has not the public been nauseated with Scotch for the last thirty years?

How I am nauseated with sentiment and nobility, the macaroni slithery-slobbery mess of modern adorations.


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More About Nauseated

What does nauseated mean?

To be nauseated is to have nausea—to feel sick in your stomach, as if you might vomit. The word nauseous is more commonly used to mean the same thing.

Nauseated is commonly used as an adjective, but it can also be the past tense of the verb nauseate, meaning to cause to feel nausea.

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 nauseated can be used to describe people who feel this way, meaning about the same thing as disgusted, as in I feel nauseated by their cruelty. 

Example: I’m not sure what has made me more nauseated—the disgusting food or the server’s disgusting comments.

Where does nauseated come from?

The first records of the adjective nauseated 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 become nauseated from 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 often feel nauseated due to something they ate. When you’re nauseated, the very thought of eating can make you even more nauseated. In all of these cases, the word nauseous is probably more commonly used, whereas nauseated is more commonly used to describe someone who feels disgust toward someone or something.

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Nauseated is commonly used to describe people feeling nausea and people feeling disgust.



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Which of the following words can be used as a synonym of nauseated?

A. nauseous
B. nauseating
C. nauseant
D. all of the above