nauseate

verb
nau·se·ate | \ˈnȯ-zhē-ˌāt, -shē-, -zē-, -sē- \
nauseated; nauseating

Definition of nauseate 

intransitive verb

1 : to become affected with nausea

2 : to feel disgust

transitive verb

: to affect with nausea or disgust

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Examples of nauseate in a Sentence

The smell of gasoline nauseates me. It nauseated him to see the way the animals were treated.

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The smell was so bad passengers were nauseated and allegedly began to faint, according to Newsweek. Alexia Fernandez, ajc, "A man smelled so bad a plane was diverted. Now, he’s dead from necrosis," 28 June 2018 The daughter, an emergency-room physician, knew that a few days before this trip, her father hadn’t been feeling great — he was nauseated, especially after eating. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "What Was Causing a Healthy Older Man to Be Nauseated by Food?," 13 June 2018 As the odor of rotting flesh permeated the Lockport Township High School greenhouse in early May students became disgusted and nauseated. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Blooming corpse flower emits 'disgusting' odor at Lockport Township High School," 16 May 2018 And yet pregnant women still gnaw on crackers in secret for months rather than tell others why they are nauseated. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "For Mother’s Day, a remembrance of my almost daughter.," 11 May 2018 The prosecutor with this to hide at this time in US history is enough to be nauseating even though Schneiderman resigned from his office within hours of the report posting. Z. Byron Wolf, CNN, "Hubris, hypocrisy and (former) NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman," 8 May 2018 As is common, I was nauseated a lot in my first trimester with twins. Stella Bugbee, The Cut, "Motherhood and the Great River of Vomit," 1 May 2018 Animals can become disoriented, nauseated, have respiratory troubles, or lose their balance, said holistic veterinarian Brooke Wilson with Susitna Holistic Veterinary Services. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Cannabis for dogs? A look behind the CBD pet treat trend," 20 Mar. 2018 Teenage boys normally greet serious material with cynical mockery; Threads got ashen-faced, nauseated silence, and an overwhelming sense of relief that the threat of global thermonuclear war was largely averted. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Sleep no more: Threads is coming to Blu-ray," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of nauseate

1625, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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nauseate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of nauseate

: to cause (someone) to feel like vomiting

: to cause (someone) to feel disgusted

nauseate

verb
nau·se·ate | \ˈnȯ-zē-ˌāt, ˈnȯ-shē-\
nauseated; nauseating

Kids Definition of nauseate

: to cause to feel nausea That smell nauseates me.

Other Words from nauseate

nauseating adjective
nauseatingly adverb

nauseate

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

Medical Definition of nauseate 

intransitive verb

: to become affected with nausea

transitive verb

: to affect with nausea

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