UK [ˈnɔːzɪˌeɪtɪŋ] / UK [ˈnɔːsɪˌeɪtɪŋ] / US [ˈnɔʃɪˌeɪtɪŋ] / US [ˈnɔzɪˌeɪtɪŋ] adjective
1) making you feel as if you are going to vomit

Molly found the thought of food nauseating.

2) used for emphasizing that you dislike something very much

Some of the TV adverts are truly nauseating.

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