[ naw-zee-eyt, -zhee-, -see-, -shee- ]
/ ˈnɔ ziˌeɪt, -ʒi-, -si-, -ʃi- /

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verb (used with object), nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing.

to affect with nausea; sicken.
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.

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

Related forms

un·nau·se·at·ed, adjective

Can be confused

nauseated nauseous (see usage note at nauseous)

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nauseated


/ (ˈnɔːzɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) /


(tr) to arouse feelings of disgust or revulsion in
to feel or cause to feel sick

Derived Forms

nauseating, adjectivenauseation, nounnauseatingly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for nauseated (1 of 2)


[ nôzē-ā′tĭd, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē- ]


Affected with nausea.

Medicine definitions for nauseated (2 of 2)


[ nôzē-āt′, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē- ]


To feel or cause to feel nausea.
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