nauseating


nauseating

adjective

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

verb (used with object), nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing.

  1. to affect with nausea; sicken.
  2. 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.

  1. to become affected with nausea.

verb

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

v.1630s, “to feel sick, to become affected with nausea,” from nauseat- past participle stem of Latin nauseare “to feel seasick, to vomit,” also “to cause disgust,” from nausea (see nausea). Related: Nauseated; nauseating; nauseatingly. In its early life it also had transitive senses of “to reject (food, etc.) with a feeling of nausea” (1640s) and “to create a loathing in, to cause nausea” (1650s). Careful writers use nauseated for “sick at the stomach” and reserve nauseous (q.v.) for “sickening to contemplate.” v.

  1. To feel or cause to feel nausea.

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