Definition of nauseate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nauseate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈnɔːzieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːzieɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈnɔːsieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːsieɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nauseate
    BrE BrE//ˈnɔːzieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːzieɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈnɔːsieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːsieɪt//
     
    he / she / it nauseates
    BrE BrE//ˈnɔːzieɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːzieɪts//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈnɔːsieɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːsieɪts//
     
    past simple nauseated
    BrE BrE//ˈnɔːzieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːzieɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈnɔːsieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːsieɪtɪd//
     
    past participle nauseated
    BrE BrE//ˈnɔːzieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːzieɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈnɔːsieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːsieɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form nauseating
    BrE BrE//ˈnɔːzieɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːzieɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈnɔːsieɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːsieɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1nauseate somebody to make somebody feel that they want to vomit The smell of meat nauseates me.
  2. 2nauseate somebody to make somebody feel disgusted synonym revolt, sicken I was nauseated by the violence in the movie.
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin nauseat- ‘made to feel sick’, from the verb nauseare, from nausea from Greek nausia, from naus ‘ship’.Extra examples He wrote me a really nauseating letter. The smell was simply nauseating. He woke to the nauseating smell of burning flesh. It was a nauseating attack on an innocent teenager. The man’s behaviour had been quite nauseating.
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