nauseate

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verb nau·se·ate \ˈnȯ-zhē-ˌāt, -shē-, -zē-, -sē-\

Definition of nauseate

nauseated

;

nauseating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become affected with nausea

  3. 2 :  to feel disgust

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to affect with nausea or disgust

Examples of nauseate in a Sentence

  1. The smell of gasoline nauseates me.

  2. It nauseated him to see the way the animals were treated.

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First Known Use of nauseate

1625


NAUSEATE Defined for English Language Learners

nauseate

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Definition of nauseate for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone) to feel like vomiting

  • : to cause (someone) to feel disgusted


NAUSEATE Defined for Kids

nauseate

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verb nau·se·ate \ˈnȯ-zē-ˌāt, ˈnȯ-shē-\

Definition of nauseate for Students

nauseated

;

nauseating

  1. :  to cause to feel nausea That smell nauseates me.

nauseating

adjective

nauseatingly

adverb

Medical Dictionary

nauseate

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verb nau·se·ate \ˈnȯ-z(h)ē-ˌāt, -s(h)ē-\

Medical Definition of nauseate

nauseated

;

nauseating

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to become affected with nausea

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to affect with nausea



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