[ stuhm-uhk-chur-ning ]

  1. causing nausea.

  2. causing a queasy feeling in one’s stomach, as from anxiety, anger, or disgust: The car accident was a stomach-churning sight.

Origin of stomach-churning

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby stomach-churning Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stomach-churning in a sentence

  • As far as one could see, there were no eruptions of look-at-me garishness, no flashes of stomach-churning inappropriateness.

  • And as Raf pushed down another aisle, paralleling his course, he was conscious of a sickly sweet, stomach-churning stench.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • He passed a cheap restaurant, and the smell of the synthetics set his stomach churning.

    Badge of Infamy | Lester del Rey
  • The whole vast stomach-churning panorama spread out beneath him endlessly.

    Pagan Passions | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The shuddering, stomach-churning wave tossed him to the floor and a picture dropped to smash against the floor.

    The Thirst Quenchers | Rick Raphael
  • Shortly after food begins to enter the stomach churning movements are set up.

    Physiology | Ernest G. Martin