Definition of nauseate in English:


Line breaks: nau¦se|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈnɔːsɪeɪt
, -z-/


[with object]
  • 1Affect with nausea: the thought of food nauseated her
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    • We had headaches from the smell, and I was so nauseated the last night that I couldn't even eat my dinner.
    • It doesn't hurt but you feel nauseated the week after so that even cranberry juice makes you feel sick because it's the same colour as the medication.
    • I wanted to get up and go for a run, but I had a faint headache that was nonetheless making me feel fairly queasy and nauseated.
  • 1.1Fill (someone) with disgust: they were nauseated by the jingoism
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    • It nauseates me to see people running after magic pills, worthless dietary supplements, and fad diets.
    • Should we be nauseated by people of the older generation expressing their affection?
    • Little kids will enjoy the pretty pictures and chortle over the cute Terk - actually a pretty nauseating character.


mid 17th century: from Latin nauseat- 'made to feel sick', from the verb nauseare, from nausea (see nausea).

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