Definition of nauseate in English:

nauseate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Make (someone) feel sick; affect with nausea.

    ‘the thought of food nauseated her’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Imagine the most nauseating roller coaster on earth.’
    • ‘He was nauseated, short of breath, dizzy and drenched in perspiration.’
    • ‘We have our food packs, but the sight of food nauseated me and I could not force myself to put it in my mouth.’
    • ‘The sick smell emanating from his cigar nauseated Hannah.’
    • ‘He had shaggy black hair, yellowed teeth and foul, nauseating breath.’
    • ‘Dustin's pulse roared through his ears and nauseating spurts of adrenaline coursed through his veins.’
    • ‘David had to look away from the screen to pacify the faint nauseating feeling that was rising from his stomach.’
    • ‘Of course, quit exercising if you're dizzy or nauseated, start sweating heavily, or feel so weak and wobbly that you can't maintain your form.’
    • ‘We had headaches from the smell, and I was so nauseated the last night that I couldn't even eat my dinner.’
    • ‘They had to weave their way carefully through fragrant, stained, whimpering partygoers and paramedics who were beginning to look a bit nauseated themselves.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rims was nauseated and ready to fall over and sleep.’
    • ‘When I wake up I'm slightly nauseated, my toes are numb, and I have no idea what day it is.’
    • ‘Delores herself won't eat it, because she's a vegetarian, and the minute the bacon finishes burning, she will become instantly nauseated by the sight of it.’
    • ‘My gut was aching, I was nauseated and I felt feverish last night… couldn't you tell?’
    • ‘We had a special yearning to give them something precious, even though, looking back, it must have been one nauseating meal.’
    • ‘Throughout the next day, Olivia was still nauseated and hurting, and she received another shot of meperidine.’
    • ‘But on the plane back home, I was nauseated and freezing cold.’
    • ‘At once they were nauseated and began vomiting, and they retched the whole day’.’
    sickening, stomach-turning, stomach-churning, nauseous, emetic, sickly
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    1. 1.1 Fill (someone) with revulsion; disgust.
      ‘I was nauseated by the vicious comment’
      • ‘Politicians and papers responded to the documentary with nauseating hypocrisy.’
      • ‘‘Good morning Thomas,’ she said with a flirtatious overtone that both surprised and nauseated Esther.’
      • ‘The secret bombing raids were given nauseating code names like ‘Operation Breakfast’.’
      • ‘I want to be informed, entertained and thrilled by these pioneers, not bored and nauseated by mawkish and self-regarding metaphors.’
      • ‘They have a nearly perfect relationship, which often nauseates their friends, and they are also deeply religious.’
      • ‘More nauseating statistics can be found at the Boston Globe.’
      • ‘The play is just a painful series of really nauseating tuneless songs, one after the other.’
      • ‘Little kids will enjoy the pretty pictures and chortle over the cute Terk - actually a pretty nauseating character.’
      • ‘I watched a man in tight leather shorts slapping his backside to the cheering crowds and felt nauseated by the sleaziness of it all.’
      • ‘Do you have any idea how nauseating your ‘fashion statement’ is?’
      • ‘The modern fashion for celebrities ‘having a go’ at other activities is one of the more nauseating developments of the television age.’
      • ‘The level of ignorance and intolerance that I saw expressed by my own classmates was enough for me to be nauseated.’
      • ‘One of the most nauseating sights in sport is when a politician suddenly appears on the scene and basks in the limelight of a victorious team.’
      • ‘The born-again Christian experience and the corporate experience both nauseate me.’
      • ‘I can't help but feel nauseated by this latest piece of pre-election marketing.’
      • ‘Rarely has there been a more nauseating sight in a Scottish newspaper.’
      • ‘Should we be nauseated by people of the older generation expressing their affection?’
      • ‘They are also portrayed as stupidly happy, unaware of how absolutely nauseating their viewpoints are.’
      • ‘The idea that you go to heaven if you blow up innocent people is nauseating.’
      • ‘It nauseates me to see people running after magic pills, worthless dietary supplements, and fad diets.’
      make someone feel nauseous, make someone sick, turn someone's stomach, make someone's gorge rise, make someone's stomach rise, revolt, disgust, appal, repel, repulse, be repugnant to, offend
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Usage

A distinction has traditionally been drawn between nauseated, meaning ‘affected with nausea,’ and nauseous, meaning ‘causing nausea.’ Today, however, the use of nauseous to mean ‘affected with nausea’ is so common that it is generally considered to be standard

Origin

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

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