Definition of nauseous in English:

nauseous

Line breaks: nau|se¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˈnɔːsɪəs
 
, -z-/

adjective

Derivatives

nauseously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Suddenly I was coming back to Earth in a whirl of colours and bewilderment, leaning over the sink nauseously.
  • Just the smell made his stomach churn nauseously.
  • I look out a nearby window, nauseously watching the world whirl.

nauseousness

noun
More example sentences
  • The thought scared me to the point of nauseousness.
  • Seeing the open gates, I fought the feelings of déjà vu and nervous nauseousness that were rising in my chest.
  • She had a sudden urge to puke and the rashness in Derek's driving added to her nauseousness.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin nauseosus (from nausea 'seasickness').

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