UK [ˈnɔːzɪeɪt] / UK [ˈnɔːsɪeɪt] / US [ˈnɔʃɪˌeɪt] / US [ˈnɔzɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "nauseate":
present tense I/you/we/they nauseate he/she/it nauseates present participle nauseating past tense nauseated past participle nauseated
1) to make someone feel as if they are going to vomit. The more usual phrase for this is to make someone feel sick

The smell nauseated her.

2) to make someone feel upset

It nauseates me to think that he has profited from this.

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Nauseate — Nau se*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nauseated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nauseating}.] [L. nauseare, nauseatum, fr. nausea. See {Nausea}.] To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nauseate — Nau se*ate, v. t. 1. To affect with nausea; to sicken; to cause to feel loathing or disgust. [1913 Webster] 2. To sicken at; to reject with disgust; to loathe. [1913 Webster] The patient nauseates and loathes wholesome foods. Blackmore. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nauseate — index repel (disgust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nauseate — (v.) 1630s, to feel sick, to become affected with nausea, from nauseat pp. stem of L. nauseare to feel seasick, to vomit, also to cause disgust, from nausea (see NAUSEA (Cf. nausea)). Related: Nauseated; nauseating; nauseatingly. In its early… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nauseate — vb *disgust, sicken Analogous words: vomit, disgorge, *belch: *offend, outrage …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nauseate — [v] make sick; disgust bother, disturb, horrify, offend, reluct, repel, repulse, revolt, sicken; concepts 14,308 Ant. please, soothe …   New thesaurus

  • nauseate — ► VERB ▪ cause to feel sick or disgusted …   English terms dictionary

  • nauseate — [nô′shē āt΄, nô′zhēāt΄; nô′sēāt΄, nô′zēāt΄] vt. nauseated, nauseating [< L nauseatus, pp. of nauseare, to be seasick: see NAUSEA] 1. to cause to feel nausea; make sick 2. Rare to feel nausea at; loathe vi. to feel nausea; become sick… …   English World dictionary

  • nauseate — verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1625 intransitive verb 1. to become affected with nausea 2. to feel disgust transitive verb to affect with nausea or disgust …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nauseate — /naw zee ayt , zhee , see , shee /, v., nauseated, nauseating. v.t. 1. to affect with nausea; sicken. 2. to cause to feel extreme disgust: His vicious behavior toward the dogs nauseates me. v.i. 3. to become affected with nausea. [1630 40; < L… …   Universalium

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