from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. To a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea.
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- adv. to a nauseating or sickening degree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, to sickness; to disgust; to the extent of exciting disgust, especially the disgust which arises from satiety or wearisome repetition: as, statements or complaints repeated ad nauseam.
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- adv. to a sickening extent
In medical school, one of the fostering-nurturing things students students are told ad nauseam is that there is no such thing as a stupid question.
By now, I have no doubt, you have been lectured ad nauseam about this petty point, so I shall just briefly confirm what you already know; i.e., that the term in question ought to be either “lingua interrupta”—or, stylistically more preferable—“oratia interrupta,” or, if you insist on “interruptus”—and who would not under such circumstance—the noun ought to be “sermo,” which is masculine, and thus in agreement with the adjective.
Gods as the manner of some writers is ad nauseam usque; but there is in them a happy and rare conjunction of firm solidity, enlightening clearness, and heart-searching spiritualness, evidencing themselves all along, and thereby approving and commending his writings to the judgment, conscience, spiritual taste, and experience, of all those who have any acquaintance with and relish of the gospel.