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From Latin nauseosus, corresponding to nausea + -ous.



nauseous (comparative more nauseous, superlative most nauseous)

  1. Causing nausea; sickening or disgusting.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      And then what proper person can be partial / To all those nauseous epigrams of Martial?
  2. (sometimes proscribed) Afflicted with nausea; sick.
    • 1848, Samuel Hahnemann, The Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature and Their Homeopathic Treatment: Antipsoric Remedies, Volume 2:
      After he had scarcely eaten enough, he felt nauseous; but nausea ceased as soon as he stopped eating entirely, …
    • 1878, The North American Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 27:
      … during stretching the patient felt nauseous
    • 2010, Tom Smith, The Guardian, 4 Sep 2010:
      Is it a myth that you shouldn't drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? I often do and haven't felt remotely nauseous.



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