nauseating

[ naw-zee-ey-ting, -zhee-, -see-, -shee- ]
/ ˈnɔ ziˌeɪ tɪŋ, -ʒi-, -si-, -ʃi- /

adjective

causing sickness of the stomach; nauseous.
such as to cause contempt, disgust, loathing, etc.: I had to listen to the whole nauseating story.

Origin of nauseating

First recorded in 1635–45; nauseate + -ing2
Related formsnau·se·at·ing·ly, adverbun·nau·se·at·ing, adjective

Usage note

Definition for nauseating (2 of 2)

nauseate

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

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 formsun·nau·se·at·ed, adjective
Can be confusednauseated nauseous (see usage note at nauseous)

Usage note

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British Dictionary definitions for nauseating

nauseate

/ (ˈnɔːzɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) /

verb

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

Derived Formsnauseating, adjectivenauseation, nounnauseatingly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for nauseating

nauseate

[ nôzē-āt′, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē- ]

v.

To feel or cause to feel nausea.

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