Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To feel or cause to feel nausea.
  • transitive v. To feel or cause to feel loathing or disgust. See Synonyms at disgust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause nausea.
  • v. To disgust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust.
  • transitive v. To affect with nausea; to sicken; to cause to feel loathing or disgust.
  • transitive v. To sicken at; to reject with disgust; to loathe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To become affected with nausea or sick at the stomach; be inclined to vomit.
  • To loathe; reject with disgust.
  • To affect with nausea; cause to feel loathing.
  • Synonyms To sicken, disgust, revolt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
  • v. upset and make nauseated

Etymologies

Latin nauseāre, nauseāt-, from nausea, nausea; see nausea.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • As for Rummy, did you hear his parting assertion that Bush and his cadre are the few who really understand what’s going on in this, “the first war of the 21st century” (the assumptions of that phrase nauseate me).

    mjh's blog — 2006 — November

  • Quotes like this generally nauseate me: “But the world would be a better place if people thought of these things in a more statistically informed way.”

    Matthew Yglesias » For Better Thinking

  • I'm not afraid of them, but when they move in large packs trying to look threatening, they nauseate me.

    Here we are now, entertain us (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • "And the further irony," he adds, "is that the younger generations who are less impressed by whiz-bang technology, who often see through what is slick and glitzy, and who have been on the receiving end of enough marketing to nauseate them, are as likely to walk away from these oh-so-relevant churches as to walk into them."

    The Perils of 'Wannabe Cool' Christianity

  • The first designer began kissing James Cameron's butt, but before he could nauseate the whole room, he was shoved aside so a co-winner could make it about his own overcoming of a death-sentence-illness to survive to this triumph.

    The Our Gang Oscars

  • Their scent could nauseate her even when fresh, but these flowers have started to turn, stamens spilling rust along the ledge.

    Girl

  • His sickeningly sweet breath breezed across the short distance separating them to nauseate her.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • After a while, however, the money began to disgust and nauseate me.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • “But if you guys are gonna nauseate me with talk of skeevy international hook-ups, I might as well just go back to my room,” Maria added, turning her knees away from Landon.

    Pure Sin

  • The report still had the effect to titillate or nauseate, depending on the section and the sex act, the paragraph and the perversion.

    Robert Brenner: Sins of Commission: The 40th Anniversary of the Illustrated Presidential Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography

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